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    "The Bookery", three doors down from Canty's tbh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    "The Bookery", three doors down from Canty's tbh...
    Oh okay, they have no email or web site either You would think with the amount of people shopping on line these days and the amount of people that collect books (mostly men it seems) it would be a must to have a web site
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Picked up "Flying Stumps" by Lindwall and "15 Paces" by Davo earlier this week for $3 each. Pretty happy with that...
    I have read both of those, I seem to remember the Davo one more, so maybe that was better. All I can remember of the Lindwall one is him saying captaincy was easy. Davo basically says Meckiff is a chucker (if I remember correctly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Listening

    I imagine it is Cantys?

    They have no email or web site. There is one called Winchbooks, which is just outside of Canberra and they have a lot of cricket books www.winchbooks.com.au

    Also this place has a lot of cricket books but are a little pricey www.berkelouw.com.au

    The best place in Aust is Roger Page cricket books in Melbourne but he does not have a web site, but can locate almost any book that you want
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    Picked up a few recently, some based on suggestions here:

    Bodyline Autopsy - David Firth
    Farewell to Cricket - Don Bradman
    The Joy of Cricket - Various
    My Autobiography - Gary Sobers
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Picked up a few recently, some based on suggestions here:

    Bodyline Autopsy - David Firth
    Farewell to Cricket - Don Bradman
    The Joy of Cricket - Various
    My Autobiography - Gary Sobers
    Not sure which Sobers one it is, but if it is the one co-written with Harris, I do not think it anything special

    The top one, would be my pick, although the Joy of Cricket is a good read

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Not sure which Sobers one it is, but if it is the one co-written with Harris, I do not think it anything special

    The top one, would be my pick, although the Joy of Cricket is a good read
    Agreed. I would rate them as

    1. Cricket Autopsy - Frith
    2. Joy of Cricket - Anthology
    3. Farewell to Cricket - Don
    4. My Autobiography - Gobers


    The Joy of cricket is a real joy to read and I am tempted to rate it above except that its an anthology so....

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    Just read All Out by Gidieon Haigh and was going to review it but didn't like it much. The 20/20 hindsight ie putting a whole load of articles previously published together with a bit of padding in between really annoys me. Cricinfo really loved it.

    Anyone else read it? Your thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    Just read All Out by Gidieon Haigh and was going to review it but didn't like it much. The 20/20 hindsight ie putting a whole load of articles previously published together with a bit of padding in between really annoys me. Cricinfo really loved it.

    Anyone else read it? Your thoughts?

    Reading it as we speak, have only read 10 pages. If I have the right book? The latest Ashes series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Reading it as we speak, have only read 10 pages. If I have the right book? The latest Ashes series?
    yeah that's the one. If you like it perhaps you should do the review as I was a bit disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    yeah that's the one. If you like it perhaps you should do the review as I was a bit disappointed.
    I loved the first 10 pages

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    Don't know how many London-based members we have here, but I thought this might be of interest. It has already started, but there should be a few goodies left. I'm sure Archie would go if it were a bit nearer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Don't know how many London-based members we have here, but I thought this might be of interest. It has already started, but there should be a few goodies left. I'm sure Archie would go if it were a bit nearer
    I would be there 3 hours early

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    Would anyone be interested in posting a list of cricket books they'd like to swap or purchase from others on CW and we could do our own 'virtual' second hand cricket book sale? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    Would anyone be interested in posting a list of cricket books they'd like to swap or purchase from others on CW and we could do our own 'virtual' second hand cricket book sale? Just a thought.
    Good idea, happy to have a look at what people would like to sell



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