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Played at the Pub: The pub games of Britain (Played in Britain) Paperback – 15 Jul 2009

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: English Heritage; 3rd Revised edition edition (15 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905624972
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905624973
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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'

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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. Some traditional games may have died out 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 dartboards 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 at 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.

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