Description - Camanachd! by Roger Hutchinson
But in this book, the first full history of shinty, the author shows how the game stubbornly survived in Highland glens and on island shores, in public parks as far afield as Wimbledon and Edinburgh, until a series of memorable exhibition matches, one hundred years ago, led to the foundation of the Camanachd Association, a constitutional body which has led shinty, preserving it against all the odds as one of the last great amateur sports into the age of sponsorship, national press attention and TV coverage. Camanachd! was originally published by Mainstream in 1989. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.
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Author Biography - Roger Hutchinson
Roger Hutchinson is an award-winning author and journalist. After working as an editor in London, in 1977 he joined the West Highland Free Press in Skye. Since then he has published thirteen books, including Polly: The True Story Behind Whisky Galore; an acclaimed literary biography of James Boswell; a definitive history of the 1966 World Cup; and a life of Aleister Crowley. He is still attached to the WHFP as editor and columnist, and has written for BBC Radio, The Scotsman, the Guardian, The Herald and the Literary Review. He lives on the Hebridean island of Raasay.