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  • Publication date: Sunday November 13, 2011
  • Publisher: Piatkus, Little Brown Book Group
  • ISBN (Hardback): 978-0749951689
  • ISBN (Paperback): 9780749929404
  • ISBN (Kindle): B005HVOKP8

The First London Olympics - 1908

by Rebecca Jenkins

Illustrated with contemporary images from her extensive collection, Rebecca Jenkins tells the story of the Fourth Olympiad - the first time the Olympic Games came to London.

"Jenkins... wittily evokes the amateurish spirit that pervaded the early Olympic movement." - Matthew Syed, The Times

"A book to restore your faith in the Olympic spirt... a gentle, accessible and interesting read." - The Londonist

"a highly accessible tale of the first modern Olympics...a diverting piece of time travel." - The American

"A timely reminder of the Olympic vision" - London Lite

A must for Olympic-philes" - Health and Fitness Magazine

"richly illustrated and poignant" - Good Book Guide

"not merely a good read but also a truly enlightening account of the Olympic ideal and how it can be abused as well as enhanced." - Living North

"a delightful book" - Anthony Bijkerk, Secretary-General of the International Society of Olympic Historians

"a piece of creamy reading cake..." - Milota Sidorova,

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