Start of Play

Start of Play : Curious Origins of Our Favourite Sports

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Such ball games as football, rugby, cricket, tennis and golf, were often created by moments of accident and coincidence, rather than built by a grand design. This book traces their development throughout the centuries from ancient pastimes to the games we know today. The book covers the rules, the early attempts at organizing competitions, their movement abroad on to a world stage, and also reveals some of the personalities who shaped each sport.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • Prion Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w photographs
  • 1853752819
  • 9781853752810