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A Load of Balls Alf Alderson

A Load of Balls By Alf Alderson

A Load of Balls by Alf Alderson


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Summary

A plethora of spherical and ovoid facts, illustrated by cartoonist Tony Kitchell. All known ball sports on the planet are covered, including major sports such as football, cricket, rugby and tennis, through to the lesser known but equally fascinating Korfball, Tacraw, Torball, Gaelic Football and Stoolball.

A Load of Balls Summary

A Load of Balls: Round Things to Hit, Kick, Throw, Pot, Pass, Smash and Catch by Alf Alderson

Why is a rugby ball oval? How long was the longest volleyball rally? What is the fastest a tennis ball has been served at? Find the answer to all of these questions and many more in A Load of Balls. As a nation of sports nuts Britain knows as much about the games it watches as any on earth, but what about the balls with which top notch professionals, and for that matter we humble participants, play with regularly? Did you know French King Charles VIII died after banging his head playing "real" tennis in April 1498? Or that Aboriginees in Australia played the original Aussies Rules with inflated Possum skins? Or that King Henry VIII bowled with cannon balls? Or that the original hockey ball was a cube? If not then you need to delve into A Load of Balls and avail yourself of its plethora of spherical and ovoid facts, beautifully illustrated by cartoonist Tony Kitchell. All known ball sports on the planet will be covered, including major sports such as football, cricket, rugby and tennis, through to the lesser known but equally fascinating Korfball, Tacraw, Torball, Gaelic Football and Stoolball.

About Alf Alderson

Award-winning Alf Alderson writes regularly for The Guardian, Independent on Sunday, Mail on Sunday and Daily Telegraph, along with a wide variety of travel magazines including Conde Nast Traveller, Coast, Ski and French magazine. He has appeared on Radio 4, ITV & BBC TV and is obsessed with all things round and bouncy.

Additional information

GOR009971257
9781848184046
1848184042
A Load of Balls: Round Things to Hit, Kick, Throw, Pot, Pass, Smash and Catch by Alf Alderson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pitch Publishing Ltd
2009-10-20
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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