Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know tells the history of sport. All sport. Ever. From ancient times to the 21st century.
In eight themed parts, Tim Harris describes the triumphs and breakthroughs - as well as the cheating and skulduggery - that have created the modern world of sport. Dip into it, or read it cover to cover - there's a 'Oh - now I get it' moment on every page.
Sport: it's unique, funny, amazingly comprehensive and packed with extraordinary anecdotes to turn any reader into a sporting expert.
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Staggeringly informative...succeeds in providing a fanatically comprehensive overview - Independent, Christmas books special
If you ever wanted to know why boxing rings are square, why golf courses have 18 holes, why football is a game of two halves or why wickets have three stumps, this is the book for you - Sunday Express
You look up one thing and find yourself still reading an hour later... Fabulous - Daily Telegraph
Subtitles often mislead but this book really does explain almost everything you ever wanted to know about sport... A phenomenal acheivement. Can anyone know more about sport than Tim Harris? - Sunday Telegraph
Harris's book is a magnificent achievement. The scale of his research is breathtaking. His constant sprightliness is exemplary. This is a book that the discerning sports fan must read - Herald
Read this... from the history of stadia or the trivia behind sporting rules or why golf balls have dimples, this well-written book will help you take on any pub bore - The Times
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After working in advertising for fifteen years, Tim Harris got involved in a pub argument about why football shirts tend to be striped and rugby shirts tend to be hooped. Thus began an obsession with the odd reasons and strange stories behind the games we take for granted. This book is the result. Like so many writers, Tim is married with two children and lives in North London.