Acknowledgements vii List of tables ix List of figures xi List of illustrations xiii Acronyms and abbreviations xv Introduction 1 Chapter 1 ‘A sound system of physical training’: The development of girls’ sports education in interwar Britain 17 Chapter 2 ‘We all wanted to win, but we were nice to each other’: The growth of organized sport 53 Chapter 3 ‘To make them men or women of character and worthy citizens of our great Empire’: Public provision of sports facilities 101 vi Chapter 4 ‘Brightening the lives and making less monotonous the daily toil of the workers’: Work and sport 145 Chapter 5 ‘Women and sport: a change in taste’: Sportswomen and modernity 181 Conclusion 229 Appendix Oral history interviews 237 Bibliography 243 Index 261
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