Archie Mac - ARTICLES

September03

In Pursuit of Excellence

by:
Sinclair

After having their appetites whetted by last week’s book on Bevan Congdon Martin and Archie have been delving into Bill Francis’ back catalogue – for Archie the subject was Barry Sinclair

August27

24 for 3

by:
24for3

We do tend to run scared where cricket fiction is concerned but, if you like that sort of thing, Archie seems to have found a decent effort here and, with a bit of luck, in a couple of weeks we’ll be able to add a paragraph or two from his good lady reflecting her impressions on the book

August13

Harry Graham

by:
untitled

In case you thought we only had one dyed in the wool cricket tragic on the book review team Archie reminds us that he is just as severe a case as Martin, albeit without the red rose tinted spectacles

May28

Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy

by:
hawkins

For reasons Archie explains we overlooked this one on publication five years ago but, better late than never, he has now plucked up the courage to read the acclaimed volume and review it

May14

Herding Cats

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herding cats

A serious candidate for title of the year at the very least, Archie moves away from the higher echelons of the game and reviews a book about the sort of cricket we have all played

January29

The 100 Greatest Cricketers

by:
armstrong

It’s been done before and, given how popular these books seem to be will doubtless be done again. Who are your 100 favourite cricketers? Almost certainly not the same as Geoff Armstong’s, or indeed the Mac’s

January15

Coach

by:
coach

It would be interesting to know the rationale for the choice of the photograph on the jacket of Darren Lehmann’s new book, as we feel sure he could have chosen a more flattering one

January01

Brad Hogg – The Wrong ’Un

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bradhogg

Our first review of the New Year is the autobiography of one of Australia’s favourite son. Next week we will have Martin’s regular look at recent books, and those we can expect in the coming months

December18

Dennis Lillee

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dennislillee

How many autobiographies can a man write? In the case of the great Dennis Lillee it is now five and counting, and they seem to be getting better

December11

Bucking The Trend

by:
bucking

A clutch of Australian autobiographies have just appeared and if the Mac intends to read them all his family won’t be seeing much of him in the coming weeks. His first review is of Chris Rogers’ story