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Title Rally Round the Jack
Author Leonard L Knott
Publisher Nelson, Foster & Scott Limited, Ontario, Canada
First published 1976
ISBN 0-919324-25-8
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price Not known
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.5 x 12.5
Number of pages 188
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None None
Synopsis This is one of a handful of novels centred around bowls - specifically the lawn bowling club of Sawville, a Canadian village that suddenly has fame thrust upon it.

In a rich, humorous style Rally Round the Jack relates to a conflict between eager urban developers and determined villagers. Focus of the conflict is the bowling club whose ancient green stands in the way of an international conglomerate's plan for an integrated company city. Some villagers are successfully wooed by the Chairman of the Board and his professional staff; others 'rally round the jack' to defend the historic green.

The novel introduces a fascinating cast ranging from big business tycoons in Toronto, London, Paris and Cambodia to the village mayor, the lady president of the Historical Society, a galaxy of high-powered legal talent and a sturdy group of octogenarian bowlers.