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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Well, I haven't quite got that far yet -- I'm still in 1865 --, but I couldn't resist a spot of speed-reading which took me through the parts that mattered. I'm tackling the book in earnest now and enjoying it thoroughly.

    I'm surprised that you didn't learn anything new from it; I didn't know, for example, about the court case in which Grace's paternal grandfather was enmeshed, albeit posthumously -- I think.
    Yes I learned some new things, but not much tbh, still well worth a read
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Well, I haven't quite got that far yet -- I'm still in 1865 --, but I couldn't resist a spot of speed-reading which took me through the parts that mattered. I'm tackling the book in earnest now and enjoying it thoroughly.

    I'm surprised that you didn't learn anything new from it; I didn't know, for example, about the court case in which Grace's paternal grandfather was enmeshed, albeit posthumously -- I think.
    Really? I'm reading the same book and am on the exact same year as you. That's uncanny. Race you to the finish (you'll probably win though).

    Isn't it funny that all three Grace brothers started their first-class careers with ducks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    No I have not, but I heard it was well worth a read, what would you give it out of 5?
    4.8. Highly recommended

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    Archie,

    Do you by chance offer some of these older books for sale? Not an attempt at circumventing any forum rules, I assure the mods. I'm just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Archie,

    Do you by chance offer some of these older books for sale? Not an attempt at circumventing any forum rules, I assure the mods. I'm just wondering.
    No, not really, I mainly collect, I do have a few doubles that I can sell at a nice price

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    www.trademac.com begins

    EDIT: Whoops, already been done. Bloody French

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    Really? I'm reading the same book and am on the exact same year as you. That's uncanny.
    Very.

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    Race you to the finish (you'll probably win though).
    I sincerely doubt that, but you're on.

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    Isn't it funny that all three Grace brothers started their first-class careers with ducks.
    It is. Who'da thought it?
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    Here is another review Slogging The Slavs a very amusing book, I really enjoyed it

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    Haven't read it yet, but would recommend Men in White by Mukul Kesavan. Here's a review.

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    Bought Cricket Kings today, saw Archie gave it a good review in the book review section as well. Seems similar to The Vincibles, which I enjoyed so looking forward to this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Bought Cricket Kings today, saw Archie gave it a good review in the book review section as well. Seems similar to The Vincibles, which I enjoyed so looking forward to this one.
    The big difference is that CK is a work of fiction, but I still enjoyed it

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    I bought this biography of the great SF Barnes today from the book stall at Canterbury. I see it hasn't been reviewed here yet so I'd be happy to do that once I've read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    I bought this biography of the great SF Barnes today from the book stall at Canterbury. I see it hasn't been reviewed here yet so I'd be happy to do that once I've read it.
    That would be great

    Was the forum that shut down the one that I spoke to you on a few occasions?

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    Yes, one of the admins pulled the plug on it without consulting anyone. A scaled-down version is now housed in a betting forum, but it's not the same - I don't watch cricket to try and win money on it.

    Strangely ignored book, that one on Barnes - even Wisden don't seem to have reviewed it. And it looks like I could be the first to write one for Amazon, were I so inclined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Yes, one of the admins pulled the plug on it without consulting anyone. A scaled-down version is now housed in a betting forum, but it's not the same - I don't watch cricket to try and win money on it.

    Strangely ignored book, that one on Barnes - even Wisden don't seem to have reviewed it. And it looks like I could be the first to write one for Amazon, were I so inclined.
    Yes I have not heard of it, so it would be good to read a review. No good about the other site, maybe some of the lads would like to come here?



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