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Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports by [Edward Brooke-Hitching]

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'[An] intriguing, go-to guide on the weird and wonderful activities of years gone by' * Irish Examiner * 'An entertaining look at the way things were.' * Washington Post * '[A] droll romp through the history of bizarre games and other pastimes.' * Library Journal * 'A strange and strangely enjoyable new book. . . This inventory of failed sports is both compelling and affectionate, fitting for a book in which "eccentricity" is not just included but celebrated.' * The Boston Globe * 'An engaging book on sports that have fallen out of favour' * Tatler * 'Perfect book for the Christmas stockings of adults and curious children.' * Wall Street Journal * 'A lively trawl through long-forgotten sports and games from around the globe.' * The Economist * 'An entertaining new book... which looks back at the most bizarre sporting activities ever devised by mankind.' * Daily Mail * --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The son of an antiquarian book dealer, Edward Brooke-Hitching became an award-winning documentary director making films that examine the eccentric side of British life. He lives in London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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