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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    That's the Ric Sissons one
    Ah yes, found that on amazon for about 10 pounds so think I will invest.

    Reading, ;Cricket and England cultural and social history of the inter-war years' by Jack Williams which is proving very usefull in building up a general picture and demonstrating how to combine cricket and wider history.

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    Sounds really interesting, Pothas.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Thought I would take the oportunity to combine two things that I really enjoy, most of all I want to look at how cricket reflected the massive division in British society but also the massive cultural significance and myhtihcal status is had (and in some ways still does) amoungst the upper class. There seems to be enough written about the subject without it being too obvious which is the sort of thing we have to look for when choosing what to study. Studying history at school was always very restrictive and it was still to a certain extent at undergraduate level but this year I can write at least two essays on pretty much anything I want, no contraint on time period or subject matter. Will certainly pursue it for this 5,000 word essay and half thinking about doing my dissertation (no idea if i will be able to write anything decent or not) on something to similar. (between that and something on Russia at the moment)
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    I haven't read that Jack Williams book but I do have another one written by him called "Cricket and Race" which, well its obvious what it's about - it has got the lomgest bibliography I've ever seen in a cricket book


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    The Noblest Game (Cardus, Arlott)

    Came across a copy while browsing in Shakespeare & Co, a bookshop on the left bank of the Seine. Shouldn't have been too surprised really - all of the books are English language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Came across a copy while browsing in Shakespeare & Co, a bookshop on the left bank of the Seine. Shouldn't have been too surprised really - all of the books are English language.
    There is a limited edition of this book which is worth quite a bit, it is my dream that I will find one cheap at a 2nd hand book store one day
    You know it makes sense.

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    Arch, did you see my message re: reviews? I've started reading North South Divide anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    There is a limited edition of this book which is worth quite a bit, it is my dream that I will find one cheap at a 2nd hand book store one day
    What makes it limited, Sean?

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    Bound in quarter morocco, all edges gilt, with slip case in numbered limited edition of 100 copies signed by Arlott and Cardus - last copy I saw a mere 750

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Arch, did you see my message re: reviews? I've started reading North South Divide anyway.
    No I did not get that message, lets hope Fred is also on to it I would love to put it up next week

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    Never mind, I just wanted to know which of the two books I've received to start reading first. Looks like I made the right choice anyway. A week should be OK I would think.

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    Thanks for the tip on eBay oz, Sean

    Just received the Charles Davis book (which I notice came up in a recent thread) - looking forward to dissecting it. I notice the sender was David J Taylor - is that stumpski or just a coincidence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Just received the Charles Davis book (which I notice came up in a recent thread) - looking forward to dissecting it. I notice the sender was David J Taylor - is that stumpski or just a coincidence?
    No worries mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasingthedon View Post
    Just received the Charles Davis book (which I notice came up in a recent thread) - looking forward to dissecting it. I notice the sender was David J Taylor - is that stumpski or just a coincidence?
    Haha, close - but no cigar (well, different middle initial)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Haha, close - but no cigar (well, different middle initial)


    I thought about reviewing it, but I see Stuart already has.



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