Schott's Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany Hardback
by Ben Schott
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations, maps
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 18/10/2004
- Category: Trivia & quiz question books
- ISBN: 9780747569244