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The Resource The beast, the emperor and the milkman : a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands, Harry Pearson

The beast, the emperor and the milkman : a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands, Harry Pearson

Label
The beast, the emperor and the milkman : a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands
Title
The beast, the emperor and the milkman
Title remainder
a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands
Statement of responsibility
Harry Pearson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cycling is wildly popular all over Belgium, but in the northern, Dutch-speaking half of the country it is part of the psyche. Flanders is the size of East Anglia with population a tenth of that of Great Britain, yet this small corner of north-west Europe has produced eight winners of the Tour de France, five times as many professional riders as Italy or Spain. Blending reportage, interviews, observation, biography and history and written with affectionate humour by a committed Belgophile, 'The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman' tells the story of Flanders' neurotic love affair with bike racing, from tough early heroes such as Jules Vanhevel - wounded by mortar fire in the First World War and leading the world championship road race until he collided with a cow - to latter-day ironmen such as Tom Boonen, three-times winner of the Tour of Flanders and owner of a pet donkey named Kamiel
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1961-
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Pearson, Harry
Dewey number
  • 796.6'09493
  • 796.609493
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cycling
  • Sport
Label
The beast, the emperor and the milkman : a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands, Harry Pearson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472945044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472945044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
The beast, the emperor and the milkman : a bone-shaking tour through cycling's Flemish heartlands, Harry Pearson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781472945044
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472945044
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

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