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Played at the pub : The pub games of Britain, Arthur Taylor

Label
Played at the pub : The pub games of Britain
Title
Played at the pub
Title remainder
The pub games of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Definitive examination of the games played in Britain's pubs, both historic and contemporary, popular and obscure. Beautifully illustrated and overflowing with great stories, it also acts as a guide to finding the best pubs to play traditional pub games.
  • 'Three cheers for this invaluable and amusing book then, which tells with formidable scholarship and an aficionado's passion the story of British pub games lost and found ... Anyone hoping to revive or sustain the curious and delightful pub entertainments of these islands...should make a start by having a copy of Played at the Pub' This books, which is lavishly illustrated, is clearly a labour of love but it is also the definitive work on British pub games...Buy it! Read it! Enjoy it!' 'My suggestion for a man's Christmas stocking...historically fascinating yet full of contemporary images'
Biographical or historical data
Arthur Taylor spent most of his working life as a producer/director at Granada TV, and much of his spare time going to the pub. He won the Budweiser Budvar Travel Bursary in 1998 for his Good Beer Guide to Northern France, and was Glenfiddich Drinks Writer of the Year in 2001 for a portfolio of articles in the CAMRA newspaper, What's Brewing.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Taylor, Arthur R
Dewey number
  • 793
  • 793'.0941
  • 793.0941
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Played in Britain
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Games
  • Indoor games
  • Reference works
  • Hobbies and Games
  • Indoor games
  • Reference works
Summary expansion
Aunt Sally in Oxford, Toad in the Hole in Lewes, bagatelle in Chester, quoits in Darlington and bat and trap in Kent - they sound like relics of a bygone age, and yet contrary to popular belief the pub games of Britain live on. Traditional games such as nipsy (the poor man's golf), played by Barnsley miners, may have died out in the 1990s, joining in the history books such former favourites as guile bones, noddy board, slide thrust, fox-mine-host, tick-tack, and the mysterious milking cromock. But new games emerge all the time so that nowadays regulars are just as likely to be entering pub quizzes - the first quiz league was recorded in Bootle in 1959 - or playing pool (which arrived via Australia during the 1960s) or petanque (brought over from France). Fashions may move on but find any decent pub and the chances are that there are games to be played. Arthur Taylor published his first study of British pub games in 1976, updated it in 1992, and now, with Played at the Pub brings us his third and most extensive study so far. This time, to add to his encyclopaedic knowledge and infectious enthusiasm there are copious illustrations, many of them contemporary images taken by English Heritage's own specialist photographers. Played at the Pub is not only beautiful to look at and overflowing with great stories it is also an informative guide. Where can you watch or play skittles? Where are the best pubs to play table football? Why are some of the dartbords in Manchester pubs so different to the ones you see on TV? Where can you legitimately fire a rifle in the snug? And what exactly is dwile flonking? Dipping into Played a the Pub one can almost smell the polished wood, hear the tinkle of glasses and the sound of laughter. Never has cribbage or dominoes appeared so alluring
Target audience
general
Label
Played at the pub : The pub games of Britain, Arthur Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Paperback
  • Replaces: 9780851125305. "The Guinness book of traditional pub games"
Contents
Foreword Played at the pub Darts Skittles Table skittles Quoits Ring games Cue games Bowling games Bat and trap Pushing and shoving Pitching and tossing Throwing and cobbing Twisting and spinning Table football Rifle shooting Racing Dominoes Board and dice games Card games Pub quizzes Spoof and tippet Dwile flonking Eating and drinking Lost games Links Credits Index
Control code
9781905624973
Dimensions
21x21x2 cm.
Edition
3rd rev. ed.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9781905624973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
276 ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Played at the pub : The pub games of Britain, Arthur Taylor
Publication
Note
  • Paperback
  • Replaces: 9780851125305. "The Guinness book of traditional pub games"
Contents
Foreword Played at the pub Darts Skittles Table skittles Quoits Ring games Cue games Bowling games Bat and trap Pushing and shoving Pitching and tossing Throwing and cobbing Twisting and spinning Table football Rifle shooting Racing Dominoes Board and dice games Card games Pub quizzes Spoof and tippet Dwile flonking Eating and drinking Lost games Links Credits Index
Control code
9781905624973
Dimensions
21x21x2 cm.
Edition
3rd rev. ed.
Extent
184 p.
Isbn
9781905624973
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
276 ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

Library Locations

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      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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