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    My girlfriend's church had a market day yesterday, and I found my way into the book section -- always a dangerous proposition. Came out with the following:

    England versus Australia: A Pictorial History of the Test Matches Since 1877 - David Frith [forewords by McGilvray, Bradman & Hutton]
    The Fast Men - David Frith [very happy with this buy]
    Merv: My Life and other Funny Stories - Merv Hughes/David Emerson
    The Great Australian Book of Cricket Stories - Ken Piesse (ed.) [illogical impulse buy if there ever was one. I mean, Ken Piesse...]
    The Best of Chappelli - Ian Chappell/Austin Robertson/Paul Rigby

    $0.30 each.
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    The Best of Chappelli - Ian Chappell/Austin Robertson/Paul Rigby.
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    The Frith books are excellent buys. I'd have saved the other 90 cents.

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    30 cents!? Jeez just give them away.
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    They also had Max Walker books there. Couldn't possibly bring myself to buy those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    My girlfriend's church had a market day yesterday, and I found my way into the book section -- always a dangerous proposition. Came out with the following:

    England versus Australia: A Pictorial History of the Test Matches Since 1877 - David Frith [forewords by McGilvray, Bradman & Hutton]
    The Fast Men - David Frith [very happy with this buy]
    Merv: My Life and other Funny Stories - Merv Hughes/David Emerson
    The Great Australian Book of Cricket Stories - Ken Piesse (ed.) [illogical impulse buy if there ever was one. I mean, Ken Piesse...]
    The Best of Chappelli - Ian Chappell/Austin Robertson/Paul Rigby

    $0.30 each.
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    Reading it now, and will review next week, if work stops getting in the way
    Martin has suggested a double review as we haven't done one for a while, so if it can wait a week or two I can join you.

    Those 30 cent bargains are insane. The first book alone is worth 20 bucks.

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    Yeah, the Frith books had stickers on them for $3 and $2 respectively, which I thought was an absolute bargain. Turns out that the deal was even better.
    Hilariously, the lady attempted to give me a discount as well.

    One of the other guys picked up the old 1969 Readers Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual, once again for $0.30.

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    There is a relatively recent one by Ric Sissons which was reviewed on this site.

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    This thread is too long, so I cannot check all the books referred here.
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    Chris Searle and Mike Marqusee are two other cricket writers who are that way inclined

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    My girlfriend's church had a market day yesterday, and I found my way into the book section -- always a dangerous proposition. Came out with the following:

    England versus Australia: A Pictorial History of the Test Matches Since 1877 - David Frith [forewords by McGilvray, Bradman & Hutton]
    The Fast Men - David Frith [very happy with this buy]
    Merv: My Life and other Funny Stories - Merv Hughes/David Emerson
    The Great Australian Book of Cricket Stories - Ken Piesse (ed.) [illogical impulse buy if there ever was one. I mean, Ken Piesse...]
    The Best of Chappelli - Ian Chappell/Austin Robertson/Paul Rigby

    $0.30 each.
    wow.....insane bargain.....for that price i might even have bought the max walker book (or might have taken a discount for it )
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Picked up this little haul in my local used bookstore, San Jose, California this afternoon:-

    Arlott on Cricket
    Australian Challenge, the 1956 Australian tour of England, by Arthur Gilligan
    Cricket Cauldron, England in the Caribbean 1953-54, by Alex Bannister
    Cricket Gallery, edited by David Frith
    The Cricketer's Bedside Book, edited by Ron Roberts
    What Sport Tells Us About Life, by Ed Smith
    100 Years of Test Cricket, David Foster & Peter Arnold
    The Story of Cricket, by Robin Marlar

    The last two are replete with great photos, though skimming through the Marlar book I was a little disturbed to see Lance Gibbs described as the leading fast bowler of his era. Still, never ceases to amaze what you can find in the most unexpected places.



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