"Adrian Harvey's study is a fundamental and revisionary reappraisal rooted in imaginative and painstaking research which others have barely touched....Invaluable."
-James Walvin, University of York
About the Author
Dr. Adrian Harvey
is a tutor for the Workers' Education Association and for the Extra Murals Department of Birkbeck College, London University. He worked at a postman until 1992 and obtained an MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College, London University and a D.Phil at Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1996. His works on sport and recreation have appeared in a number of periodicals and books.