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Title If Your Aunty Had Bowls . . .
Author Ron Tarrant (cartoonist Larry Pickering)
Publisher Pickering Productions Pty Ltd, Australia
First published Not stated
ISBN 0-9596618-3-2
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price $A2.50
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.4 x 15.1
Number of pages 65
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 19
Synopsis If Your Aunty Had Bowls . . . is a miscellaneous collection of curious, odd and humorous bowls stories and one-liners, laced with a goodly supply of top-notch cartoons. The book's oddball style is reflected in the blurb:

'Every other book has a foreword, so to be off-beat - like the contents - this one has a backword. Ask any bowls skipper: backwoods are the best!'

Author Ron Tarrant, who rose from cadet journalist to editor with the John Fairfax group before venturing into advertising, has won club and group titles as a bowler. He assisted Frank Soars with the best-selling instructional book The Modern Approach to Bowls.

Artist Larry Pickering is undoubtedly Australia's most successful cartoonist, whose work appears daily in The Australian and in his famed Jungle Books. Pickering really can draw, so he should make a top lead one day.

Lawn bowls is a game of 'ifs'. If only this . . . if only that . . . which often goads an opponent to respond with a familiar phrase sounding something like "Yeah, and if your aunty had bowls she'd be your uncle." Hence the title of this book.


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