The Austerity Olympics

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Februar 2012



Janie Hampton's book about the last time the Olympics came to London is a tale of female competitors sewing their own kit, teams ferried to the Games on red London buses and billeted in Spartan hostels or even army camps, and the main stadium being hastily cleared of greyhound racing to allow the athletics to take place.


Janie Hampton has written more than 15 books, from biography to fiction. She is the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Joyce Grenfell, of How the Girl Guides Won the War, and, for Aurum, the bestselling The Austerity Olympics, shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2008, and the British Sports Book Awards Best Biography 2009. She lives in Oxford.


'An enthralling account' Independent 'A fascinating book... researched with an awesome thoroughness' Daily Telegraph 'Hampton's excellent book should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the 2012 London Olympics' Critic's Choice Daily Mail
EAN: 9781845137205
ISBN: 1845137205
Untertitel: When the Games Came to London in 1948. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Aurum Press Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 368 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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