Cricket A Very Peculiar History

Cricket  A Very Peculiar History

From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport.

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759733

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 981

In 'Cricket, A Very Peculiar History' Jim Pipe uniquely explores one of the second biggest spectator sport on the planet. From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, 'Cricket, A Very Peculiar History' is the perfect book for any fan of the game. You'll discover bizarre cricket lingo, politics and rivalries and even how to make the perfect cricket tea, along with some bizarre but classic tales, without which the game would not be the same.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cricket A Very Peculiar History

Cricket  A Very Peculiar History

cricket spikes once did the job, modern shoes use rubber dimples to grip the turf. At the international level, whites are now only worn during Test cricket.

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759740

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 261

In 'Cricket, A Very Peculiar History' Jim Pipe uniquely explores one of the second biggest spectator sport on the planet. From the hazy bat-and-ball origins of the game to the biggest celebrity players of today, this book is a fascinating insight into the popular sport. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, 'Cricket, A Very Peculiar History' is the perfect book for any fan of the game. You'll discover bizarre cricket lingo, politics and rivalries and even how to make the perfect cricket tea, along with some bizarre but classic tales, without which the game would not be the same.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Yorkshire

Yorkshire

Tracing Yorkshire's history back through Roman and Viking rule, to the various tribes which populated the area in prehistoric times, this book covers the largest county in England from all angles.

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Very Peculiar History

ISBN: 1907184570

Category: Yorkshire (England)

Page: 192

View: 134

Yorkshire is well known for its miners, pudding and cricket, but Yorkshire: A Very Peculiar History scrapes beyond the surface and past the cliches. Featuring a host of characters from Yorkshire past and present, from Guy Fawkes to Michael Parkinson, it's not all grit and grime! Tracing Yorkshire's history back through Roman and Viking rule, to the various tribes which populated the area in prehistoric times, Yorkshire: A Very Peculiar History covers the largest county in England from all angles. Featuring quirky tales of Yorkshire's crucial role in the industrial revolution, and detailed stories about the famed Wars of the Roses, this book tells the astonishing tale of this large and historic county and its people and culture, including recipes, lists and maps.
Categories: Yorkshire (England)

Great Britons A Very Peculiar History

Great Britons  A Very Peculiar History

Sir Jack Hobbs (1882–1963) Renowned cricketer. Hobbs scored more runs (61,237) and more centuries (197) in first-class cricket than anyone else.

Author: Ian Graham

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 757

Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted history of each person, detailing their acheivements, personalities and lifestyles in a quirky and memorable way. From kings and queens, pirates and politicians, actors and directors to sportsmen, explorers, scientists and inventors, 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' celebrates the men and women who have shaped Great Britain and made it what it is today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Rations A Very Peculiar History

Rations  A Very Peculiar History

Football was the nation's favourite game, but most of the players had been 'calledup' to join ... Lord's cricket ground was requisitioned by the War ...

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759344

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 617

When war broke out in 1939, few knew that they would soon be fighting to survive, let alone how or when it would end. 'Rations: A Very Peculiar History' looks at the measures the British government took to ensure the wellbeing of its people during wartime, and how the British public dealt with it. With some stealing, some hoarding, but most just trying to get by, it was one of the bleakest periods in British history. But there's a reason they called it 'the Blitz spirit' - this title features amazing tales of camaraderie and good humour in the face of bombs and hunger. Featuring incredible food-and-energy-saving recipes used at the time, along with quotes from survivors, 'Rations: A Very Peculiar History' will transport you back to a time when even Buckingham Palace and the Ritz hotel weren't above swapping a bit of venison for a bit of lobster.
Categories: History

The World Cup A Very Peculiar History

The World Cup  A Very Peculiar History

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Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759481

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

View: 169

In 'The World Cup, A Very Peculiar History', author David Arscott tackles the big subjects at the heart of the beautiful game, including how the tournament first kicked off, the dirty tactics used throughout the years and the most memorable managers in the history of football. Filled to the brim with quirky quotes, fantastic facts and surprising statistics, this is the perfect accompaniment to any post-match celebration (or commiseration!) during the season. At its heart 'The World Cup, A Very Peculiar History' is a look at the many amusing, amazing and sometimes alarming stories that lie behind this great sporting tournament.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ireland A Very Peculiar History

Ireland  A Very Peculiar History

jj j Gaelic games The British wanted Irish children to play 'gentlemanly' British games such as cricket. Yet Ireland has a unique sporting history of its ...

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759313

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 827

Great Britain can be accused of many things; a proliferation of queuing, a fondness of the demon drink; but it's not without more than its fair share of important historical and modern people. 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' looks at a myriad brillliant Britons and their influence on the world. The book features a short potted history of each person, detailing their acheivements, personalities and lifestyles in a quirky and memorable way. From kings and queens, pirates and politicians, actors and directors to sportsmen, explorers, scientists and inventors, 'Great Britons: A Very Peculiar History' celebrates the men and women who have shaped Great Britain and made it what it is today.
Categories: History

Vampires A Very Peculiar History

Vampires  A Very Peculiar History

That's not cricket! Nothing to do with me, governor. Five filthy facts about flies and fleas, etc... 1.Horse-flies feed. Lord Carnarvon, who helped discover ...

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759450

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 444

Dragged from the deepest, darkest depths of the 'Very Peculiar History' vaults, this book collects tales of terror, morbid myths and frightening facts that will chill you witless. Introduced by everyone's favourite bloodsucker, Count Dracula, 'Vampires: A Very Peculiar History' features the origin of vampire-like creatures and a biological and mythological look at human blood (including the best places to bite if you were a vampire!) alongside tales of the real-life vampires that may have inspired the first vampire stories. It includes advice on how to spot a vampire as well as how to become one! Even vampires of film, graphic novel and manga get a taste of the action! Don't be scared, be prepared...with 'Vampires, A Very Peculiar History'!
Categories: Fiction

Charles Dickens A Very Peculiar History

Charles Dickens  A Very Peculiar History

And? Soviet Communist leader Lenin famously walked out of a drama production of TheCricket on the Hearth in disgust at its sweet, gentle, Christian message.

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759009

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 412

Taking a unique look at one of the most acclaimed and best-loved English writers of the nineteenth century, 'Charles Dickens, A Very Peculiar History' asks why, what, where, how and who the Dickens was Charles Dickens? Why did he keep a pet raven that pecked at his children's shins? Why did he have a tunnel built under the road in front of his country house? Was his dying corpse really carried from his mistress's house where he collapsed to his family home, so that he could die 'respectably'? Find out the answers to these questions and even more bizarre ones throughout the book, which features quirky stories and fascinating trivia about this singularly complex man and consummate artist.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The 60s A Very Peculiar History

The 60s  A Very Peculiar History

Players cricket match was played, at Scarborough. 'Gentlemen', usually from middle-class backgrounds, were amateurs, and 'players' were professionals.

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759887

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 327

The 60s, A Very Peculiar History' is a nostalgic celebration of those gloriously giddy years. Filled with fascinating trivia and quirky facts about the Swinging Sixties, David Arscott uniquely explores what made the sixties so different and how the decade has influenced the world today. From a timeline of pivotal historical world events to examining London, 'a city steeped in tradition, seized by change and liberated by affluence', as well as memorable fashions, food, film and music of the decade. Written by an author who was there and does remember it, 'The 60s, A Very Peculiar History' will delight readers young and old.
Categories: History

Yorkshire A Very Peculiar History

Yorkshire  A Very Peculiar History

It was beaten in 2010 by a retired headmaster from Staffordshire. Cricket Cricket has been played in Yorkshire since at least. YORKSHIRE A Very Peculiar ...

Author: John Malam

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759511

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 110

Yorkshire is well known for its miners, pudding and cricket, but 'Yorkshire, A Very Peculiar History' scrapes beyond the surface and past the cliches. Featuring a host of characters from Yorkshire past and present, it's not all grit and grime! Tracing Yorkshire's history back through Roman and Viking rule, to the various tribes which populated the area in prehistoric times, this book covers the largest county in England from all angles. Featuring quirky tales of Yorkshire's crucial role in the industrial revolution, and detailed stories about the famed Wars of the Roses, it tells the astonishing tale of this large and historic county and its people and culture.
Categories: History

Brighton A Very Peculiar History

Brighton  A Very Peculiar History

of sporting heroes in recent years: • Cricket The county cricket team was founded in 1839, but had to wait until 2003 to win the championship for the very ...

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759290

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 766

Brighton: that curious master of reinvention - whether it's considered 'London-by-the-Sea' or 'England's San Francisco', it's certainly a city with a reputation for being on the edge. Delve deep into the weird and wonderful history of 'Brighthelmstone', and find out how this dreary fishing village became a dazzling playground for the louche and wealthy: from the fashionable Regency period to the age of DJs, Brighton has always been home to the proudly quirky. But it's not all sun, sea and a fish supper! Be sure to avoid the sleazy world of gang fights and murders as portrayed in Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock', whilst ducking to miss the bottles hurled between the mods and the rockers during the famous beach battles. Fully exploring the ups and downs of a seaside town, it's 'Brighton - A Very Peculiar History'...with a bit of Hove on the side.
Categories: History

Watching Cricket on the Radio

Watching Cricket on the Radio

28 The problem with most of the serious British liberal, with a small 'l', ... I looked at the index of 'Cricket: A Very Peculiar History'[5], ...

Author: Dr. Dan Diaper

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 9781785073236

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

View: 806

A funnily serious book for intelligent cricket lovers. In 27 chapters Watching Cricket on the Radio challenges orthodoxy and stimulates sensible thinking about "e;the great game"e;. Satire and science, and idle thoughts in intervals, sparks cricket devotee Dr. Dan's speculations: Red or white ball, why follow cricket at all?Anyway, what is 'Good Cricket'?Could cricket coverage be improved?Why prefer radio to television commentary?Current and future technologies, for better or worse?Heuristics galore, how better to judge a match?Better than a hat trick, what do you call it?What of cricketing chimpanzees or a cloned cricketer?Join the English gentleman and X-Professor of Systems Science and Engineering's enjoyment of all cricket. Relive with him a hilarious commentary at Lord's and other matches he watched on the radio.
Categories: Fiction

Gardening A Very Peculiar History

Gardening A Very Peculiar History

... 978-1-906714-77-2 978-1-907184-84-0 978-1-907184-58-1 Sports and pastimes Cricket ... 978-1-907184-48-2 This is Volume 47 of A Very Peculiar History at.

Author: Jacqueline Morley

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781909645196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 819

Jacqueline Morley explores the history of one of Britain's favourite pastimes – gardening. Telling the story of gardens from paradise gardens of the ancient world to classically-influenced Renaissance gardens, and from wartime Digging for Victory to contemporary decking, barbecues and architect's designs, this pocket-sized book takes a thorough look at the development of gardening. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes and incredible trivia, readers will be entertained and educated, discovering everything from medieval gardening to the garden's significance today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Fishing A Very Peculiar History

Fishing  A Very Peculiar History

Turn it into cricket-ball-sized balls and boil until firm. Good luck. What to see: Elephant and bison at the Rajiv Gandhi National Park (known locally as ...

Author: Rob Beattie

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 189

View: 401

Fishing, A Very Peculiar History' explores one of the most ancient and popular pastimes in the world in the unique Peculiar History style, packed full of fascinating facts, quirky trivia and mind-boggling statistics. Rob Beattie tackles everything from the history of fish and chips to fish that look like celebrities and from what the well-dressed angler is wearing this season to brave fishing adventures and different fishing techniques from around the world. Whether you read a page, a chapter or a whole book, you won't be able to help but be intrigued and amazed at how much information is packed into a Peculiar History title.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

British Prime Ministers A Very Peculiar History

British Prime Ministers A Very Peculiar History

BRITISH PRIME MINISTERS A VERY PECULIAR HISTORY Backstories Churchill ( 1874–1965 ) ... and cricket , and played football for non - league club Fleet Town .

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781912904686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 241

British Prime Ministers, A Very Peculiar History explores the lives, triumphs, tragedies and disasters of Great Britain’s prime ministers. Covering everything from the early wheeling and dealing of Robert Walpole and the dodgy building work at Number 10 Downing Street to the bloody killing of Spencer Perceval, the heroism of Winston Churchill and the controversies surrounding the influence of Thatcher and Blair. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes, incredible information, a timeline and glossary, readers of all ages will be entertained and educated.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Olympics A Very Peculiar History

The Olympics  A Very Peculiar History

... it was very much a man's world then) delivering 'moral andsocial strength'. ... cricket and football – and, like the Chipping Campden event, ...

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759146

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

View: 834

From its beginnings in Ancient Greek antiquity, right up to its arrival in Great Britain, the home of so many modern sports and favoured pastimes, the Olympic Games have always been a grand and exciting spectacle, whether you're watching a no-holds-barred wrestling match or a mesmerising, freewheeling gymnast. 'The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History' gives an overview of the strange, the unbelievable and the downright bizarre events that have occurred over the many years that this esteemed competition has seen. This ebook features amazing athlete statistics, biographies and records, and well as quirky stories and fascinating facts from the world of the Olympiad.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Make Do And Mend A Very Peculiar History

Make Do And Mend A Very Peculiar History

... and pastimes Cricket Jim Pipe Fishing Rob Beattie Golf David Arscott The Olympics ... 978-1-907184-48-2 This is Volume 48 of A Very Peculiar History at.

Author: Jacqueline Morley

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781910184455

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 781

Jacqueline Morley explores the story of clothing in a time of crisis. Telling the story of clothes rationing, the Utility Scheme and 'Make-do and Mend', this pocket-sized book takes a thorough look at Britain and other countries, and how they dealt with a drastically reduced supply of clothing in wartime. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes and incredible trivia, readers will be entertained and educated.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

World War One A Very Peculiar History

World War One  A Very Peculiar History

Across the English Channel, horseracing, county cricket and league football had allbeen cancelled, whilethere wasa banon throwing rice at weddings.

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759269

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 948

With the centenary of the outbreak of the The Great War coming in 2014, 'World War One, A Very Peculiar History' commemorates the events of the time by looking at some of the incredible lengths, no matter how risky or bizarre, people went to to defend their country. From Front pigs to hairy beasts, author Jim Pipe looks at the nicknames coined at the time, while providing mind-boggling lists and figures about the battles, the equipment used and the harsh conditions the troops faced. Laced throughout this chronological description of the events leading up to and during the war are tales of human endeavour, charity and daring - some scary, some quirky, and some truly unbelievable. So take the time to take in the sheer scale of sacrifice, destruction and political tension that World War One resulted in, because we won't be able to ask first-hand what it was like to fight in World War One for much longer.
Categories: History

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

An illustrated history of the Big Bend country

... from a most peculiar pest—the cricket scourge. Pioneers tell us that the cricket epoch was the most remarkable ever encountered in a new country.

Author: R.F. Steele

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785877807990

Category: History

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Categories: History