If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the Ages. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, who will use your money to continue improving and changing lives -- work that is even more important and astonishing than the three-and-a-half-second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.
-- Albus Dumbledore
About the Author
Kennilworthy Whisp is a renowned Quidditch expert (and, he says, fanatic). He is the author of many Quidditch-related works, including The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman (a biography of "Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn), and Beating the Bludgers -- A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch. Kennilworthy Whisp divides his time between his home in Nottinghamshire and "wherever Wigtown Wanderers are playing this week." His hobbies include backgammon, vegetarian cookery, and collecting vintage broomsticks.
Date of Birth:July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Table of Contents
|1.||The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick||1|
|2.||Ancient Broom Games||3|
|3.||The Game From Queerditch Marsh||7|
|4.||The Arrival of the Golden Snitch||10|
|6.||Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century||17|
|7.||Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland||31|
|8.||The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide||38|
|9.||The Development of the Racing Broom||47|