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    Started reading it myself a few weeks ago but had to be put on hold because of an increase in Uni work, will look to carry on in a couple of weeks. Got to start reading for my cricket related essay in June as well, got a stack of books to get through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    I have just finished "Harold Larwood" by Duncan Hamilton. From start to finish it reeks of fanboyism and hero worship. It reads as a tribute rather than a balanced account of his life.

    However, thats ok by me as Im a Larwood fanboy and this book hit its audience. I wanted validation for why I hold this man dear. I wanted to feel a greater attachment to an unassuming, working class man riddled with flaws but flaws that made him more human and vulnerable. I wanted to understand the insecurities and foibles of a man once wrongly labeled a monster. It did all that.

    Maybe more importantly, Iíve read lots of cricket books but this is the first that makes me look at old people, in general, differently. Too often we see them as stooping, wrinkled and shrunken figures and forget that they had a past and were once young, virile and strong. Next time you see an old person shuffle awkwardly down the street, remember that they could once have changed the world just like a quite, anonymous old man that lived in a sleepy Sydney suburb did.
    Nice sentiment Goughy.

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    Just want to thank the review team - Archie, Fredfertang and others for the work they put in week in and week out. My favorite section on cw is the cw books review section and I look forward to reading about a new book every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Just want to thank the review team - Archie, Fredfertang and others for the work they put in week in and week out. My favorite section on cw is the cw books review section and I look forward to reading about a new book every time.
    Thanks for that mate, great to get some positive feedback
    You know it makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Thanks for that mate, great to get some positive feedback
    Sean,
    Do we have a review of The Duke Who Was Cricket ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Sean,
    Do we have a review of The Duke Who Was Cricket ?
    No but we would like one Richmond

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    No but we would like one Richmond
    Ok. Will do,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Just want to thank the review team - Archie, Fredfertang and others for the work they put in week in and week out. My favorite section on cw is the cw books review section and I look forward to reading about a new book every time.

    Good to know it's not only the other members of the review team who read them.

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    GoodReads

    A proposition, if I may, to those among you (especially the likes of Archie, Swaranjeet and Oliver, whose stuff I should dearly like to see) looking for a bother-free means of cataloguing your libraries.

    For the most part, it's as simple as entering an ISBN.
    Cheers,
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    Tendulkar's blood to be used in book

    Found this itstl (and perhaps just a little creepy).
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    Mitch Johnson is ****ing awesome for cricket.
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    Ponting's ability to ton up in the first innings of a series should not be understated. So much pressure, so important. What a great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clapo View Post
    Tendulkar's blood to be used in book

    Found this itstl (and perhaps just a little creepy).
    Eeesh. That's gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    A proposition, if I may, to those among you (especially the likes of Archie, Swaranjeet and Oliver, whose stuff I should dearly like to see) looking for a bother-free means of cataloguing your libraries.

    For the most part, it's as simple as entering an ISBN.
    I suggested a similar thing in off topic book thread I think. Good Reads is excellent. I often use it. Best site for books. Would me nice if others join it.

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    Just picked up WG's Birthday Party. "Whoop!" as they say.

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    "I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."

    Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I read that. If possible, Hayden sounds even more of a prick from reading that article than before.



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