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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Picked up two cricket books yesterday, John Wright's Indian Summers and The Hansie Cronje Story. Looking forward to reading them.
    The latter (whose first chapter is just magnificent) outsold Harry Potter in Bloemfontein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    I'm fifty pages into Rae's WG Grace, and I'm struggling a little. That might be due to baby-related sleep rationing (3-4 hours a night), I am enjoying it - I just can't read more than 3 pages at a time without my concentration wandering.

    I'm two-timing Rae with Mallet's Trumper, which I got ages ago but only now got around to reading. Finding that more lively and engaging and... accessible in my current state. That said, its got some great howlers in terms of writing in there. Things like three sentences in a row all describing exactly the same thing in almost identical terms.
    Mallett's best book by a fair distance, I read that circa 1985 and have read it three times over the years
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Would love to get my hands on Larwood's and Jardine's books on the subject. Any idea of any places in Melbourne to have a look?
    Roger Page is in Melbourne (you can find him in the phone book), nothing but cricket books, he will find you a copy pretty quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    The latter (whose first chapter is just magnificent) outsold Harry Potter in Bloemfontein.
    Really? I'm a bit surprised at that, but it's been a good read so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Roger Page is in Melbourne (you can find him in the phone book), nothing but cricket books, he will find you a copy pretty quickly
    Is he the bloke in Mt Eliza or the one in Greensborough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Is he the bloke in Mt Eliza or the one in Greensborough?
    Now your testing me

    I think he lives in Yallambie (spelling)

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    None of these guys are anywhere remotely IN town unfortunately. Still, i suppose that's where a phone is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Really?
    Yip. There's something about the idea of nerdy, scarred wizard flying about on a broomstick and learning magic tricks in an old castle that doesn't quite endear itself (relatively speaking) to Afrikaners.

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    His English-ness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    His English-ness?
    It's been translated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    It's been translated.
    Whoosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Whoosh.
    Why is it that, every time I'm whooshed, no-one will explain what it is that's whooshed me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Why is it that, every time I'm whooshed, no-one will explain what it is that's whooshed me?
    If you have to explain it, it loses it's humour

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    If you have to explain it, it loses it's humour
    Pretty please.

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    I'd assume that unless the translation was more far reaching than normal, the story still features Potter as an English child, living in England, attending an English school. My understanding, and I might be trading in out-dated stereotypes here, is that a lot of Afrikaners had little time for the Poms.



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