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The Resource The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes, by Simon Bullivant ; illustrations by Nigel Winfield

The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes, by Simon Bullivant ; illustrations by Nigel Winfield

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The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes
Title
The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes
Statement of responsibility
by Simon Bullivant ; illustrations by Nigel Winfield
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a collection of stirring tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and on occasion, ineptitude, featuring a host of former sportspeople who've been utterly forgotten by history.
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Bullivant, Simon
Dewey number
796.0207
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV697.A1
Literary form
non fiction
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Winfield, Nigel
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  • Olympic athletes
  • Athletes
  • Biography
  • Humour
  • Humour collections & anthologies
  • Olympic & Paralympic games
Summary expansion
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is just that: a collection of stirring tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and on occasion, ineptitude, featuring a host of former sportspeople who've been utterly forgotten by history. From Maude Waveney, the plucky servant girl who bravely took half a day off work scrubbing kitchen floors to win a gold medal folding bedsheets in the first London games, to Tom Drake, Dressage's first punk, who shocked the sport with his slashed jacket and swear words on his hat.There's the tale of the Lincolnshire javelin thrower who fell under the spell of a cult devoted to the eating of egg and chips; of the mascot of Bexhill-on-Sea's ill fated bid to host the Olympics and "Ample" Arthur Cartwright, whose football career was blighted by an obsession with archaeology. They, and many others, all have a story to tell
Label
The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes, by Simon Bullivant ; illustrations by Nigel Winfield
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0012888614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9781849017466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The bumper book of slightly forgotten but nevertheless still great British Olympians and other sporting heroes, by Simon Bullivant ; illustrations by Nigel Winfield
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0012888614
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 273 p.
Isbn
9781849017466
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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