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Colin Hopkins


Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero
Sprawson, Charles,
ISBN: 9780099223313
Vintage Books, London, 1993. Reprint
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Stamps etc confined to front and rear endpapers, title page, text clear of all stamps etc.. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. An exploration of the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, from the god-like Greeks to Virginia Woolf to Mark Spitz. Sprawson gives us fascinating glimpses of the great swimming heroes - liberally laden with references to literature, film, art, musicals and Olympic history. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Swimming & Water; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780099223313. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6448. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $8.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6448  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Ian Torpe: Unauthorised Biography
Swanton, Will,
ISBN: 9781877096129
Legend Books, Melbourne, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 154 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Ian Thorpe is already being compared with the world's greatest athletes - Pele, Mohammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Sir Donald Bradman. How did he get here? This book offers insights into his childhood, captures the drama of his world-beating swims, and includes his own quotes on every topic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Swimming & Water; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 1877096121. ISBN/EAN: 9781877096129. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3099. Fine Condition
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 3099  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Layne Beachley: Beneath The Waves (inscribed by author)
Beachley, Layne; Gordon, Michael,
ISBN: 9781741667288
Ebury Press, Sydney, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. First impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 347 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Has been covered by plastic cover.. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Layne Beachley's story is a testimony to the power of self-belief. It is about the skinny little girl they called 'Gidget' who overcame a king tide of obstacles, from chronic fatigue and depression to debilitating injury and family tragedy, to become an icon in the male-dominated world of competitive surfing. Winner of a record seven women's world championships, she also blazed trails in the mountainous waves of Hawaii's outer reefs, earning respect where it mattered most - in the water. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Swimming & Water; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781741667288. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4463. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4463  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Swimming Australian Style
Pollard, Jack,
Lansdowne Press,  1963. First edition.
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. First edition.. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse within two working days.. 143 p. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Swimming & Water; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000020. Very Good Condition
Price: $16.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 0000020  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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