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Title A History of the Game of Bowls
Author E J Linney
Publisher T Werner Laurie Ltd, London
First published 1933
ISBN Pre-ISBN system
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price 10s 6d (53p)
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.6 x 16.5
Number of pages 184
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 32 1
Synopsis This new book brings the growth of the game to its latest development - in indoor bowls and women's bowls. It gives the history of the progress of the pastime overseas and at home, and many reminiscences give the book the requisite personal touch. The great friendships of the author with all the notable men on the green, a growth of nearly a quarter of a century, make it a book of unique records, and the illustrations are chiefly new and hitherto unpublished.

The eleven chapters are entitled:

  • The Game in History
  • British Bowling Associations
  • Overseas Enthusiasm
  • Competition Popularity
  • Women on the Green
  • Bowls and Business
  • Winter Bowls
  • How Many are We?
  • Bowling Green Upkeep
  • Government and Laws
  • Records of British and Other Championships