Ben Schott - Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany (2nd Hand Hardback)
What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo; the perils of the Cresta Run; the intricacies of the Palio; the breathtaking antics of Kabaddi; or why surfing is the 'Sport of Kings' (in Hawaii).
Which other volume will inform you of the importance of snooker to nuns; the correct temperature of a 'hot bath'; the words of the Haka (and Swing Low Sweet Chariot); the myriad participants of the 'Wacky Races'; or what W. G. Grace considered cheating.
Where else will you stumble across famous sleepers; tips for solving cryptic crosswords; pub games and parlour games; or every sporting ailment from joggers' nipple to housemaid's knee. Only Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany.
- Format : Small 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Sports & Pastimes
- Published : 2004
- ISBN : 9780747569244
- SKU : B000226
- PPC : SP400gm
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A perpetually interesting book. Great for picking up again and again." - Goodreads Review.
Ben Schott is a British writer, photographer, and author of the Schott's Miscellanies and Schott's Almanac series.
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