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

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'An entertaining new book… which looks back at the most bizarre sporting activities ever devised by mankind.' ― Daily Mail

'A lively trawl through long-forgotten sports and games from around the globe.' ― The Economist

'Perfect book for the Christmas stockings of adults and curious children.' ― Wall Street Journal

'An engaging book on sports that have fallen out of favour' ― Tatler

'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

'[A] droll romp through the history of bizarre games and other pastimes.' ― Library Journal

'An entertaining look at the way things were.' ― Washington Post

'[An] intriguing, go-to guide on the weird and wonderful activities of years gone by' ― Irish Examiner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Edward Brooke-Hitching is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling trilogy The Phantom Atlas (2016), The Golden Atlas (2018) and The Sky Atlas (2019), as well as The Madman's Library (2020), all of which have been translated into numerous languages; he is also the author of Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports (2015). He is a writer for the BBC series QI. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an incurable cartophile, he lives surrounded by dusty heaps of old maps and books in London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00P42WN6I
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (4 June 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 22628 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
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