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On Your Marks: Selected writings about all kinds of sports

by Martin Polley and Various

Hardback $22.99

$22.99

On Your Marks: Selected writings about all kinds of sports

by Martin Polley and Various

Hardback $22.99

$22.99

$22.99

A sparkling anthology celebrating sport in all its variety; from elite rugby and football to rural games on the village green, from an exclusive golf club to the sheer pleasure of a bicycle ride.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by sports historian, Professor Martin Polley.

A treat for sports fans, dip into this wide-ranging, entertaining collection of classic writing drawn from journalism, diaries, drama, fiction and more. On Your Marks spans from Elizabethan Shakespeare to twentieth-century George Orwell and features Daniel Defoe on horse racing, Jane Austen on archery, Lewis Carroll on croquet and many more.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529075816
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 11/10/2022
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / History of sport
    Fiction & related items / Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
    Literature & literary studies / Literary essays
    Literature & literary studies / Anthologies (non-poetry)
  • Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library
  • Pages: 240
  • Price: $22.99

A sparkling anthology celebrating sport in all its variety; from elite rugby and football to rural games on the village green, from an exclusive golf club to the sheer pleasure of a bicycle ride.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, pocket-sized classics with ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by sports historian, Professor Martin Polley.

A treat for sports fans, dip into this wide-ranging, entertaining collection of classic writing drawn from journalism, diaries, drama, fiction and more. On Your Marks spans from Elizabethan Shakespeare to twentieth-century George Orwell and features Daniel Defoe on horse racing, Jane Austen on archery, Lewis Carroll on croquet and many more.

Author Information

Martin Polley is the Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture (ICSHC), and Professor of History at De Montfort University. He is the author of many publications including Moving the Goalposts: A history of sport and society since 1945, Sports History: A practical guide and The British Olympics: Britain’s Olympic Heritage 1612–2012.

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