North Cheshire Bowmen’s Library

   

Shooting technique      History        Making Bows   Novels

 

The club has a number of archery-related books which are available for loan to club members.

 

If you wish to borrow any of these books, please email/contact the librarian (see below) with the title 

that you wish to borrow, and they will arrange with you a mutually convenient time to collect the book 

from the club. On receipt of the book you will have to pay a £1 deposit, which will be returned only 

if you return the book to the librarian within the one month loan period. 

 

It then becomes your responsibility to look after it, to return it within the one month (or as soon as 

possible thereafter if you miss this deadline), and to replace or pay for it if lost. Note that many of 

the books are now out of print and may be difficult/expensive to replace. 

 

Please do not transfer books directly to other club members, but always go via the librarian; otherwise 

the club will loose track of who has which books and you will remain responsible for it until its return.

 

If you have any archery-related books that you would like to donate, or lend, to the library, then please 

contact the librarian:  

 

Below is a summary of the titles available, and the current loan status of each copy. 

More details about each book can be viewed by clicking on the relevant title:

 

Shooting Technique       History    Making Bows    Novels

Title

Author

Loan Status

Return Due

Recommended?

Archery Anatomy

Axford, Ray

available

Field Archery Handbook

B.F.A.A.

available

Shooting the English Longbow

Bickerstaff, Pip

available

Coaching Longbow

British Long-Bow Society

available

Field and Target Archery

Burke, Edmund

available

Archery

Burke, Edmund

available

The Archer's Guide

Dixon, Hezekiah

available

Arrow Tuning & Maintenance

Easton

available

An Archer’s Notes

Edwards, C.B.

available

An Archer’s Notes

Edwards, C.B.

available

Become The Arrow

Ferguson, Byron

available

The Theory and Practice of Archery

Ford, Horace

available

Guide to Better Archery

Forbes, Thomas A.

available

Archery, Know the Game

GNAS

available

Archery, Know the Game

GNAS 

available

Archery Steps to Success (1st Ed)

Haywood, Kathleen &

Lewis, Catherine

available

Archery Steps to Success (2nd Ed)

Haywood, Kathleen &

Lewis, Catherine

available

Archery, The Modern Approach

Heath, E. G.

available

Archery, The Modern Approach

Heath, E. G.

available

Better Archery

Heath, E. G.

available

Shooting Straight - a Guide to Archery Equipment

Holden, John

available

How to Improve Your Archery

Jaeger, Eloise

available

Power Archery

Keaggy, Dave

available

Archery in Earnest

Matthews, Roy &

Holden, John

available

Archery in Earnest

Matthews, Roy &

Holden, John

available

The Simple Art of Winning

McKinney, Rick

A. Allan

Oct 2013

Archery - The Art of Repetition

Needham, Simon

A. Allan

Oct 2013

Archery - The Art of Repetition

Needham, Simon

available

Kyudo - the Essence & Paractice of Japanese Archery

Onuma, Hideharu

available

Teach Yourself Archery

Richardson, M. E. 

available

Teach Yourself Archery

Richardson, M. E. 

available

Archery for All

Roberts, Daniel

available

Archery - The Basics

(VHS Video)

Rowe, Ruth

available

Archery - Refining Your Form

(VHS Video)

Rowe, Ruth

available

The Bow and Arrow Idea Book

Saunders, Chuck

available

What the Beginner Needs to Know About Archery

Slazenger

available

Longbow Proficiency Tables

Smith, Bert

available

Archery

Smith, Mike

available

The Challenge of Archery

Stamp, Donald

available

The Challenge of Archery

Stamp, Donald

available

Archery for Beginners

Williams, John C.

available

Bow and Arrow

Wise, Larry

available

Tuning Your Compound Bow

Wise, Larry

available

Tackle Archery This Way

Wiseman, Howard

available

Tackle Archery This Way

Wiseman, Howard

available

Archery

Wiseman, Howard &

Brundle, Fred

available

 

   History & Development of Archery        Shooting technique    Making Bows   Novels

Title

Author

Loan Status

Return Due

Toxophilus

Ascham, Roger

available

Agincourt

Barker, Juliet

available

Modern Archery

Bilson, Frank L.

available

Modern Archery

Bilson, Frank L.

available

Modern Archery

Bilson, Frank L.

available

Modern Archery

Bilson, Frank L.

available

The Medieval Archer

Bradbury, 

available

Historical Targets

Braun, Anne

available

The History of Archery

Burke, Edmund 

available

Target Archery

Elmer, Robert P.

available

Target Archery

Elmer, Robert P.

available

Target Archery

Elmer, Robert P.

available

The Bowmen of England

Featherstone, Donald

available

Froissart's Chronicles of England, France & Spain

Froissart, John

A. Reynolds

May 2014

The Battlefields of Britain and Ireland

Green, Howard

available

The Book of the Bow

Grimley, Gordon

available

The Book of the Bow

Grimley, Gordon

available

Longbow

Hardy, Robert

available

Anecdotes of Archery

Hargrove, E

available

Bring Me My Bow

Harriman, Margaret

available

The Truth About Robin Hood

Harris, P. Valentine

available

Archery, A Military History

Heath, E.G.

available

A History of Target Archery

Heath, E.G.

available

The Grey Goose Wing, A History of Archery

Heath, E.G.

available

Zen in the Art of Archery

Herrigel, Eugen

available

Zen in the Art of Archery

Herrigel, Eugen

available

The Encyclopedia of Achery

Hougham, Paul

available

Warfare in the Middle Ages

Humble, Richard

available

Saracen Archery

Latham, J.D. &

Paterson , W.F.

available

Archery - Its History and Forms

(VHS Video)

Loades, Mike

available

The Badminton Library - Archery

Longman, C.J. &

Walrond , Col. H.

available

The Badminton Library - Archery

Longman, C.J. &

Walrond , Col. H.

available

The Crossbow

Payne-Gallwey, Sir Ralph

available

Armies of Agincourt

Osprey, Men-at-Arms series

available

Armies of Medieval Burgundy

Osprey, Men-at-Arms series

available

The English Longbowman

Osprey, Men-at-Arms series

available

Archery - The People's Heritage

Soar, Hugh

available

The Crooked Stock

Soar, Hugh

available

The Great Warbow

Strickland, Matthew &

Hardy, Robert

available

The Witchery of Archery

Thompson, Maurice

available

The Book of the Medieval Knight

Turnbull, Stephen

available

Arrowstorm

Wadge, Richard

available

Archery in Medieval England

Wadge, Richard

A. Reynolds

May 2014

Archaeology of Archery

Webb, Alf

available

   Making Bows and Arrows        Shooting technique      History    Novels

Title

Author

Loan Status

Return Due

Making the Boughstave Longbow

Adams, Don

available

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible vol 1

Allely, Steve, and others

available

The Traditional Bowyer's Bible vol 2

Asbell, Fred, and others

available

Some Bowyer’s Notes

Arton, Kenneth

available

The Heritage of the Longbow

Bickerstaff, Pip

available

Medieval War Bows

Bickerstaff, Pip

available

Modern Archery

Bilson, Frank L.

available

Bows and Arrows

Duff, James

available

The Traditional Archer's Handbook

Greenland, Hilary

available

A Practical Guide to Making Your Own Wooden Arrows

Head, Richard

available

The Archer's Craft

Hodgkin, Adrian Eliot

available

The Archer's Craft

Hodgkin, Adrian Eliot

available

Laying-In Strings - The Flemish Twist

Maynard, Martin

available

Bowman's Handbook

Paterson, Lt.Cdr. W.F.

available

Making Wooden Self Arrows

Reid, C. D.

available

Fletchery - The art of Making Matched Arrows

Searle, Bill

available

Novels                  Making Bows         History    Shooting technique   

Title

Author

Loan Status

Return Due

The White Company

Connan-Doyle, Arthur

available

1356 

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Azincourt (Hardback)

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Azincourt (Paperback)

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Harlequin

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Heretic

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Vagabond

Cornwell, Bernard

available

Outlaw

Donald, Angus

available

Holy Warrior

Donald, Angus

available

  

Robin Hood and his Merry Men

Geddes & Grosset

available

  

Lords of the Bow

Igguledon, Con

available

  

Wolves of the Plain

Igguledon, Con

available

Bones of the Hills

Igguledon, Con

available

Empire of Silver

Igguledon, Con

available

Conqueror

Igguledon, Con

available

Ivanhoe

Scott, Walter

available

Leif Ericson

Steele, William

available

The Black Arrow

Stevenson, Robert Louis 

available

Bowmen of Crecy

Welch, Ronald

available

  

The Gauntlet

Welch, Ronald

available

Knight Crusader

Welch, Ronald

available

Sun of York

Welch, Ronald

available

 

 

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If you are interested if obtaining your own copy of any of the books, an excellent source is the 

Dyfi Valley Bookshop, which specialises in selling second hand archery books: 

 

 

Also worth a look if you are into online rather than paper reading is The Archery Library, which contains  

an array of very old books on archery published online.

 

Old Archery Books, Articles and Prints

 

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