Titel en schrijver
|Pigsticking, A joy for life – William Rushton
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
|Macdonald and Jane’s Ltd – 1977 – drukversie 1
Paperback of hardcover
Taal en categorie
|Engels – Sport
|Pigsticking, A joy for life is a book about British sportsmanship. Do you wanna know how to get started in Formula One racing? Where to buy a second hand trial motor bike? How much do you pay for a second hand trial motor bike? (the prices may be a little out of date because this book was published in 1977).
You can find all the facts about the sports in this book. The book contains hilarious anecdotes about the sport. Which makes it interesting and funny at the same time.
William Rushton dedicated this book to his favourite team. The only team he knows who enjoy what they do. They come from a country not well-known for levity and they play a game designed originally for obese businessmen, but they won a gold medal in Montreal. William says: hats off and shoes off too to the Japanese Ladies’ Volleyball Team.
|‘this is a special classic from the late great Willie Rushton sadly underrated in his day but a hero of mine and delighted to find Pigsticking and reacquaint my laughing genes with his genius especially the Volleyball section Top Memories’ – Amazon.com
Informatie over de schrijver
|William George Rushton (18 August 1937 – 11 December 1996) was an English cartoonist, satirist, comedian, actor and performer who co-founded the satirical magazine Private Eye.
He attended Shrewsbury School, where he was not academically successful. After school, Rushton had to do his two years of national service in the army where he failed officer selection. On leaving the army, he worked in a solicitor’s office for a short period.
The first issue of Private Eye was published on 25 October 1961. One of the first Private Eye-published books was Rushton’s first collection of cartoons, Willie Rushton’s Dirty Weekend Book.
Other works of William Rushton are: The Nine Lives Of The Number Ten Cat, How To Play Football and The Filth Amendment.
Books illustrated by Rushton are: The First Impossible Quiz Book and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
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