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Golf, A Very Peculiar History

Golf, A Very Peculiar History

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759078

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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Golf, A Very Peculiar History' takes a sideways look at one of Britain's greatest exports, tracing its history from the earliest ball-in-hole games right up to the scandals that rock its current celebrities and tournaments, with a fair few mulligans in between. From its origins as a strictly men-only, exclusive sport, golf has matured a great deal through the ages and has distanced itself from the elitist pursuit it once was, today allowing players from all creeds and sexes. This ebook takes a look at how these prejudices have (sometimes) been overcome, while indulging you with some of the bizarrest stories known to the world of golf. Just remember, it's not always the caddie's fault...

Scotland, A Very Peculiar History – Volume 2

Scotland, A Very Peculiar History – Volume 2

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759191

Category: History

Page: 188

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“Scots Wha Hae!” 'Scotland, A Very Peculiar History - Volume 2' is the concluding part of a lively and informative account of the vibrant history of Scotland, from the beginnings of Stewart rule up to modern-day Scotland. Celebrating the many and varied cultural and historic achievements of the Scottish, from the fierce Jacobite uprising to John Logie Baird's insulating socks, this ebook provides an objective account of the nation's chequered (or rather, 'tartaned') history. You'll also find fact boxes, quotes, poetry and unbelievable recipes to share with your family and friends (although we'd advise that some old recipes are only fit for reading)!

Great Scots A Very Peculiar History

Great Scots A Very Peculiar History

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781909645202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Great Scots, A Very Peculiar History looks at a whole host of great (and not so great) Scots and their influence on the world. The book features a short history of each person, detailing their achievements, personalities and lifestyles in a quirky and memorable way. Including chapters about Scots in power, scientific Scots, scandalous Scots and many, many more, Great Scots, A Very Peculiar History celebrates the men and women who have helped to shape Scottish history.

Scotland, A Very Peculiar History – Volume 1

Scotland, A Very Peculiar History – Volume 1

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759177

Category: History

Page: 186

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From its earliest inhabitants up to the beginnings of Stewart rule, 'Scotland: A Very Peculiar History - Volume 1' is a lively and informative account of the chequered (or rather, 'tartaned') history of Scotland. Detailing grisly clan wars and the many mythical creatures to look out for while you're out in the wild, this ebook gives an objective account of the nation's history, with 'no added haggis'! Focussing on the more weird and wonderful aspects of Scottish history, such as forgotten towns and mysterious runes, it celebrates how Scotland came to be, and includes fact boxes, quotes, poetry excerpts and recipes you wouldn't believe!

The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History

The Olympics, A Very Peculiar History

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759153

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 187

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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.

Bath A Very Peculiar History

Bath A Very Peculiar History

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781912537921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 193

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Bath, A Very Peculiar History explores the history, architecture and cultural life of Bath, one of Britain’s most beautiful cities. Covering everything from its origins as a Roman town, when the famed spring baths were first constructed, through the Georgian period when it gained many of its iconic buildings, to its status today as a hugely-popular tourist attraction, this is an enthralling and fast-paced account of Bath in all its myriad glories. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes, incredible information, a timeline and glossary, readers of all ages will be entertained and educated.

Glasgow A Very Peculiar History

Glasgow A Very Peculiar History

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781912904679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 188

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Glasgow, A Very Peculiar History explores the archaeological, social and cultural history of the eponymous city, from the earliest Pict settlers 10,000 years ago through its emergence as a nineteenth-century powerhouse of industry and struggles with poverty, unemployment and disaffection to its present-day incarnation as a hub of cutting-edge digital and start-up businesses. Featuring black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes, incredible information, a timeline and glossary, readers of all ages will be entertained and educated.

Gardening A Very Peculiar History

Gardening A Very Peculiar History

Author: Jacqueline Morley

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781909645196

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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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.

Cricket, A Very Peculiar History

Cricket, A Very Peculiar History

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759740

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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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.

London, A Very Peculiar History

London, A Very Peculiar History

Author: Jim Pipe

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759139

Category: History

Page: 188

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Charting the quirky past of one of the most important cities in the world, 'London, A Very Peculiar History' will challenge what you thought you knew about this great capital and blow your mind with things you most certainly didn't. From Roman roads to the congestion charge, this title takes a whistlestop tour of iconic London landmarks and eras, whilst poking its head round the corner of the back alleys to see what's really been going on behind the scenes. Alongside the Top Ten Tourist Attractions you'll find curious recipes for cockney food (such as jellied 'iwz'), descriptions of London's 'lost buildings', and lists of royal residences, famous markets and classic film scenes featuring London landmarks. With humourous cartoon-style illustrations and amusing captions and speech bubbles, 'London: A Very Peculiar History' tells the untold tale of Britain's greatest tourist attraction, busiest commercial district and home to the Royals.

Churchill A Very Peculiar History

Churchill A Very Peculiar History

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: The Salariya Book Company

ISBN: 9781912233373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 196

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Winston Churchill, voted the greatest Briton of all time in a recent public poll, led a life rich in accomplishments, and this fast-paced chronological guide delves into the many ups and downs of his life and career. Marvel at his derring-do and precocious abilities as a young man during the Boer War, wince at his blunders as Home Secretary in the Liberal government, laugh along with his talent for self-promotion and admire his steely resolve during the Second World War. Featuring a beautiful gatefold illustration of Chartwell and its grounds, black and white illustrations, witty anecdotes, incredible trivia, a timeline and glossary, readers of all ages will be entertained and educated.

Rations, A Very Peculiar History

Rations, A Very Peculiar History

Author: David Arscott

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781908759351

Category: History

Page: 188

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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.