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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409078104
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 960
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Sport

Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know



'Tim Harris' book is awesome in its scope and detail. It claims, too modestly, to contain 'almost everything you ever wanted to know'. Almost?.... Anyone with a love of and interest in sport should keep this book within arms reach at all times' - Adrian Chiles

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.

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409078104
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 960
Categories:

About the author

Tim Harris

Tim Harris is the bestselling author of several laugh-out-loud series for kids, including Toffle Towers, Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables and Exploding Endings.

A former primary school teacher of 15 years, Tim fills his stories with quirky scenarios, loveable characters and plenty of imagination. Tim’s ‘humour with heart’ writing style has seen his books receive multiple awards, including two KOALA Honour Books (2017 and 2019) and a CBCA Notable (2018). His books have been published in Australia and the USA, and have been translated into numerous languages.

An advocate for creativity and short stories, Tim conducts presentations and workshops that are both dynamic and entertaining. He is a sought-after presenter, having worked in hundreds of schools across Australia.

Tim lives in Sydney with his wife and four young children.

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Praise for Sport

Tim Harris' book is awesome in its scope and detail. It claims, too modestly, to contain "almost everything you ever wanted to know". Almost? ....Anyone with a love of and interest in sport should keep this book within arms reach at all times.

Adrian Chiles

Staggeringly informative...succeeds in providing a fanatically comprehensive overview.

Chris Maume, Independent, Christmas books special

As well as dishing up plenty of catchy facts with the passion of a fervent fan, Harris also puts the spotlight on the dark underbelly of the industry.

Sunday Express, Christmas books

Book of the Week: his lively often opinionated account is a very good reason to ignore W.G. Grace's advice 'Never read print. It spoils one's eye for the ball.'

Independent on Sunday

This book really does explain almost everything you ever wanted to know about sport...bursting with facts, figures, jokes and quotes.

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.

The Herald (Glasgow)

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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