|Title||The Bowls Club - Revisited|
|Publisher||Jenner Publications, Theberton, Suffolk, England|
|Publication date||September 2011*|
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|Number of pages||250|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Not known||Not known||Not known|
|Synopsis||This is an alternative introductory book to the age old sport of bowls, as well as an essential guide to all the jargon heard on the green and in the clubhouse. However, the approach is very much tongue-in-cheek leaving no stone left unturned in search of a light-hearted humorous angle. Originally released as The Bowling Club in 2004 which has since sold out, this new publication completely revamps the original adding further material, new chapters and even an artist's gallery which swells the former 70 page publication to a much more respectable read. There are a lot more laughs along the way, whilst stories, phrases, commentary and comedy combine to give any lover of this sport more than a few chuckles. Written by a bowler who clearly has a genuine affection for the sport as well as a deeper understanding of the game this is one book that should bring familiarity to any participant or spectator. Any sport benefits from being able to take a not too serious look at itself and this definitely takes a 'gloves off' approach from the inside out.
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*I've emailed both author and publisher to establish a revised publication date, but regrettably received no response from either.