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    Bodyline - Historical Fiction

    I'm trying to find a historical fiction novel based on the Bodyline series for a history assignment. Can anyone think of a book (or more) which would be suitable and available ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by membersstand
    I'm trying to find a historical fiction novel based on the Bodyline series for a history assignment. Can anyone think of a book (or more) which would be suitable and available ?
    Just ask C_C he knows all.

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    There's a film mini-series starring Hugo Weaving (Jardine) and Gary Sweet (Bradman) called, funnily enough, Bodyline. I believe it is quite possible to find copies of this still.

    Not sure about novels though, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by membersstand
    I'm trying to find a historical fiction novel based on the Bodyline series for a history assignment. Can anyone think of a book (or more) which would be suitable and available ?
    There is a book called

    Bodyline - The Novel
    by Paul Wheeler.

    It is brilliant. Try to get it if you can.

    If you were in Bombay, I would have loaned it to you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    There's a film mini-series starring Hugo Weaving (Jardine) and Gary Sweet (Bradman) called, funnily enough, Bodyline. I believe it is quite possible to find copies of this still.

    Not sure about novels though, sorry.
    Is it possible to get it in on DVD the northern hemisphere, do you know? Can't think why you would know, but if you don't ask....

    I saw that mini-series when I was a kid & enjoyed it tremendously. I know it's supposed to play a bit fast-&-loose with the truth (Jardine v much the villian, with Lord Harris the power-behind-the-throne & Gubby Allen and Nawab the saintly dissenters) & now having read a bit on the subject I'd love to see it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    Is it possible to get it in on DVD the northern hemisphere, do you know? Can't think why you would know, but if you don't ask....
    I'm not sure, really. I would be surprised if it was on DVD, as I've really only seen it on old videos and so forth, but you never know.

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    Plenty of old films are released on DVD, but it'd have to be pretty well-known. This, I presume, wouldn't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    Plenty of old films are released on DVD, but it'd have to be pretty well-known. This, I presume, wouldn't be.
    I hate to play the age card; but it was quite well-known, infamous almost back in the day.

    It was released in the wake of renewed interest following the 50th anniversary of Bodyline. I suspect I must've seen it repeated, 'cos I remember it quite well & I'd have been too young (honestly!) to appreciate it in 1983!

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    In that case there's probably as much chance of it being DVD'd as there is of The Big Sleep (which is available on DVD).
    In fact, it sounds fascinating, that - a film about Bodyline...

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    Anyone else think, upon seeing the thread title, that someone was about to do a historical revisionist account of Bodyline along the lines of Holocaust deniers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    There's a film mini-series starring Hugo Weaving (Jardine) and Gary Sweet (Bradman) called, funnily enough, Bodyline. I believe it is quite possible to find copies of this still.

    Not sure about novels though, sorry.
    lol Gary Sweet as Bradman. Theyve really gone top shelf there havnt they? His acting ability is right up there with John "Ive got nothing to live for anyway" Wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Anyone else think, upon seeing the thread title, that someone was about to do a historical revisionist account of Bodyline along the lines of Holocaust deniers?

    I have to say that was my first thought!

    & everyone knows Larwood & Voce were only obeying orders from the evil Oberleutenant Von Jardine anyway!

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    try using a search engine and find e-books on the subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Anyone else think, upon seeing the thread title, that someone was about to do a historical revisionist account of Bodyline along the lines of Holocaust deniers?

    Err... no, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Anyone else think, upon seeing the thread title, that someone was about to do a historical revisionist account of Bodyline along the lines of Holocaust deniers?

    Yeah, I thought that as well.

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