Everything to Play For : The QI Book of Sports


by Harkin, James | Lifestyle, sport & leisure
Published 12/10/2023 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 400 pages

ISBN: 9780571372539 Category:


‘Top Bins! A personal best, a lap record and a hole in one for when rain has stopped play.’ ALAN DAVIESHop, skip and jump into this wonderfully curious grand tour of the world of sports, brought to you by QI Elves James Harkin and Anna Ptaszynski.

From sport’s weirdest rules to its most unlikely heroes, via comically large cricket bats, pole-vaulting priests, creative football chants and exploding billiard balls, each chapter of Everything to Play For is brimming with surprising facts and intriguing stories.

Even if you’ve never asked yourself what David Attenborough has to do with yellow tennis balls, why Victorian doctors feared the outbreak of ‘bicycle face’ or what led ancient Egyptian athletes to have their spleens removed, this book will give you the astonishing answers – and plenty more besides.

**For more from the team behind QI’s hit TV show, check out the QI FACTS series of books, @qikipedia, their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.com or visit qi.com.

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Weight 0.546 kg