Schott's Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany PDF ePub eBook

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Schott's Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany free pdf What other sporting book will explain the rules of elephant polo- the perils of the Cresta Run- the intricacies of the Palio- the breathtaking anties of Kabaddi- or why surfing is the 'Sport of Kings'? 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.

About Ben Schott

Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany. A photographer, designer and miscellanist he lives in London, and divides his time between Highgate and the British Library.

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Author : Ben Schott
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Data Published : 18 October 2004
ISBN : 074756924X
EAN : 9780747569244
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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