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Title The Bowling Club
Author Paul Hammond
Publisher Jenner Publications, Theberton, Suffolk, England
First published 2004
ISBN 0-9546633-0-6
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback
List price £6.99
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
20.9 x 14.8
Number of pages 73
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None None 4
Synopsis The ancient and gentlemanly sport of bowls, steeped in history and folklore, now gains a new perspective as a local club bowler turns the game on its head in an amusing, often hilarious satire of this popular pastime.

From rules to competitions, commentary to compendium, the author explores the innermost 'language' of the game in a refreshing and light-hearted look. This 'factually' based interspersion of trivia with tales, summaries and short stories in an easy to understand dialogue approaches the ancient sport in a truly modern way. Its characterisations strike a key as this popular game continues to develop through all ages. Members old and new are sure to enjoy this first publication from a budding author and bowler.

All characters, places, and definitions within this book are fictional; bowling terms and shots are real, genuine, identifiable, and recognised names within bowling; commentary is, as heard on and off the green, with the author's own definition.


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