Skate : The Wonderful World of Ice Skating in Prose, Poetry and Pictures


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A fascinating collection of poetry, history and images dedicated to the art of ice skating. With an introduction by Jayne Torvill from Britain’s most famous skating duo, Torvill and Dean, it’s an ideal Christmas gift not just for novice skaters and more experienced dancers on ice but for anyone who loves elegant design and intriguing information. Skate contains articles written by curators at the Museum of London with iconic paintings and charming photographs depicting the history of this joyous pastime. From medieval ice skates made of bone to the Frost Fairs on the Thames in London, this enchanting miscellany explores the art and history of skating. It also highlights the remarkable contribution British skaters have made over the years and the impact they’ve had on the style of figure skating we recognise today as a graceful Olympic sport. ‘Poetry on ice’ by historically renowned poets such as Addison, Blunden, Goethe and Wordsworth features alongside work by contemporary poets, to create a fascinating reading experience. Whether you’ve never gone near the treacherous surface of the rink or you can do a Mohawk turn with the best of them, you will treasure this stylish and beautifully presented anthology.

ISBN: 9781906309794
ISBN-10: 1906309795
Series: Seasonal Anthologies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 22nd November 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.2