The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports


Author: Various
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 178227264X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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A book of trout-fishing, fencing, archery and more, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, said in 1896: "No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks." Women competed in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. Lady Greville, the editor of The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports, hopes that reading what each female expert sportswoman has written about her particular sport or pastime "may encourage other women, as feminine but more timid, to imitate their achievements, and to acquire a keen zest for and sympathy with outdoor pursuits." The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

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fables and fantasies
Author: Henry Duff Traill
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 207
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Boconnoc

A Romance of Wild-oat-cake
Author: Herbert Vivian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 367
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The Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature, Volume 57, July to December 1892


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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British Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Ecstasy: a Study of Happiness


Author: Louis Couperus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 232
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Publishers Weekly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Lippincott's Monthly Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Gentlewoman in Society


Author: Lady Violet Greville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: England
Page: 271
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Book News

An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Books ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Sport


Author: C. M. van Stockum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Classification
Page: 289
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Catalogue of the Reference and Lending Departments: General literature and fiction


Author: Port Elizabeth Public Library (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: N.A
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Bereolaesque


Author: II Enitan O. Bereola
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438938594
Category: Self-Help
Page: 204
View: 7704
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WARNING: ETIQUETTE IS BACK ... THIS TIME IT'S SEXY! The old-fashioned, repressed, bland man has been banished to the Himalayas and a new breed is taking center stage. He is a man of style, sophistication, and security, just as strong and confident as his predecessor, but far more diverse in his interests, his tastes, and, most importantly, his self-image. He may be seen at an NBA game one night and an art gallery opening the next. Bereolaesque is that much needed fusion between being a gentleman and being sexy. This savoir-faire man's guide walks every man through the stages of ordinary to excellence in just two hundred pages. Perfect for that coffee table discussion, Bereolaesque lends quality information to everyday people and celebrities alike. Beyond the book's mysteriously eye capturing cover are innovative and appealing ways to maneuver through life's crazes, while keeping cool and maintaining manners. In the midst of a world plagued with economic turmoil, tasteless politics and dark behavior, the gentleman is refreshing and necessary. Bereolaesque is for every man and every woman who believe that chivalry is NOT dead, and individuals who are willing to learn exactly how far something as simple as being a gentleman and proper etiquette can get you in life. Not to mention, ladies are always quite pleased to meet a real gentleman...

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Modern Sport - The Global Obsession


Author: Boria Majumdar,Fan Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
View: 6508
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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

The Story of Sport in England


Author: Neil Wigglesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

An Officer and a Gentlewoman

The Making of a Female British Army Officer
Author: Heloise Goodley
Publisher: Constable
ISBN: 1780330146
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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When Heloise Goodley ditched her City job and decided to attend officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, she had no prior military experience. On her arrival she was a complete novice: she'd never fired a rifle, she couldn't march; she couldn't make her bed; she couldn't even shine her shoes. An Officer and a Gentlewoman charts Goodley's absorbing journey through Sandhurst and on to Afghanistan and gives an insight into the array of bizarre military behaviours and customs at this esoteric and hidden institution. With wit and sensitivity Goodley details her experiences as a cadet and the painful transition from civilian to soldier. Moreover, she rejects lazy preconceptions and sheds new light on what has hitherto been a bastion of maleness - the British Army.

Who's who


Author: Henry Robert Addison,Charles Henry Oakes,William John Lawson,Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: N.A
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Torch and Colonial Book Circular


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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