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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    You sly old fox - that's a clever way to get amongst the chickens - good luck to you!

    As to the question the Frith book is an excellent idea - others that I would suggest might appeal would be Duncan Hamilton's biography of Harold Larwood, and Tresco's autobiography
    Might go with Frith's book then.

    As for Shane Warne Monk, he cheated on his misses in a pretty tawdry way. Therefore, Gideon's book is unlikely to be well received I think.

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    Haigh's writing elevates it out of the tawdry. Very accessible to the non cricket fan IMO

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    Duncan Hamilton's Larwood is great as it has a lot of social commentary/history on Larwood's times. Appealing to anyone with an interest in that era.

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    i read this in reverse so i was really hoping the firth book was the suicide one
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    I would go with the Jackson book - it's quite short, so cricket-haters won't be put off, and of course it's a human interest story too. The tragic tale of the doomed young hero ought to appeal to the ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    I would go with the Jackson book - it's quite short, so cricket-haters won't be put off, and of course it's a human interest story too. The tragic tale of the doomed young hero ought to appeal to the ladies.
    That's what I thought stumpski, but wasn't sure. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I've never managed to see quite why Ed Smith's writing is so widely acclaimed - on the other hand his old man Jonathan's book, "The Following Game", is excellent
    Somewhat to my surprise he's proved an excellent addition to TMS. Yes, he's trying quite hard to impress, but what he does is to ask the expert co-commentator a series of interesting questions designed to enlighten us about the game, rather than simply to describe the action and/or witter about cakes and buses and pigeons. And using this technique he manages to transform someone like Michael Vaughan from a smart-arse troll into a source of thoughtful insight.

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    A candidate for CW's book of the year: Archie and Martin have taken a look at the story of Hedley Verity's historic - and symmetrical - return.


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    Bought a collection of works by my favourite cricket writer, Alan Ross - "Green Fading into Blue". Can't wait to dig in.



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