picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Yes, I'm in Love with Lawn Bowling
Author On-Kow Au
Publisher On-Kow Au, Vancouver, Canada
First published 2005
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price CD$18.00
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.9 x 14.0
Number of pages 181
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 19
Synopsis This is an unusual publication in several ways: the author adds her name to a very short list of ladies who have written books on bowls and, to my knowledge, it's the first in this select group where the author has also provided the humorous illustrations; it comes from Canada - a rare event in itself; and the content - a miscellany of technical advice, useful hints and a good helping of humour - is unconventional when compared with the majority of bowls books.

On-Kow wrote the book for those who discover the joy of being a bowler and wish to improve their game, and interviewed over 30 bowlers who were willing to share their bowls' experiences. The book includes personal stories intermingled with topics such as choice of bowls, skills, shots, strategies, tactics, team play and amusing stories.

To order a copy please send your name, address and a cheque or money order for CD$21, including post and packing within Canada or CD$27 including post and packing outside Canada, made payable to Bowls BC to:

On-Kow Au
8292 Osler Street
BC V6P 4E2

For personal callers copies of the book are available from three locations:

Bowls Canada Boulingrin, 720 Belfast Road, Suite 207, Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Z5, Tel. (613) 244-0021

Pacific Indoor Bowls Club, 4588 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 4B6, Tel. (604) 874-2817

On the Rocks Curling Store, 4249 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC, V5C 2J5, Tel. (604) 294-4044

For further information please On-Kow.

All proceeds from the sales of this book are given to Bowls British Columbia's 'Athletic Development Programs' to sponsor two projects: to set up a lawn bowls library and to make video tapes of tournaments and coaching.