Originally Posted by stumpski
That's an excellent article you've posted today Martin - not a review of the 2009 Wisden - which is what I was expecting - but a potted history of the almanack. Great stuff. How often do you read them though, and do you think it's possible to read a copy right through? I have 1961 and 1970 by my bedside, for reasons which now escape me.
I read the post WW2 ones quite a lot especially the 50's 60's and 70's - the older ones I am ashamed to say I usually leave on the shelf 'cos the damn things are so fragile
I've only once read a copy right through and that was the 1864 (a facsimile I hasten to add) in order to write that article - it didn't take long!
I can't imagine reading a later one - though Walter Robins, by all accounts, habitually read them from start to finish