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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    No I was thinking of his time overseas
    Just to clarify, we are speaking about Buzo, aren't we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Just to clarify, we are speaking about Buzo, aren't we?
    Yes, I just can't remember the last chapter
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Yes, I just can't remember the last chapter
    D'you reckon that I'd be committing a heinous crime if I scanned it in here? It's very short.


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    I was wondering that today, funnily enough. I've just picked up 'Fatty Batter' - read about 50 pages already - and would be happy to write the review if no-one else gets there first. But what's the deal on quoting from a book? Are we in breach of copyright or anything?

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    Found 'Masters of Cricket' by Jack Fingleton, looks pretty good from a quick flip through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Found 'Masters of Cricket' by Jack Fingleton, looks pretty good from a quick flip through.
    Yes I enjoyed it, and can recommend it If you have a chance get hold of a copy of 'Batting From Memory", a little long but a great read

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    D'you reckon that I'd be committing a heinous crime if I scanned it in here? It's very short.
    Not sure but the mods will remove it, if they think it needs removing

    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    I was wondering that today, funnily enough. I've just picked up 'Fatty Batter' - read about 50 pages already - and would be happy to write the review if no-one else gets there first. But what's the deal on quoting from a book? Are we in breach of copyright or anything?
    It is fine to quote from a book when doing a review, it is allowed by law

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    Any one read Calypso Cricket? It was a book about the 1991 WI Tour
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Any one read Calypso Cricket? It was a book about the 1991 WI Tour
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    Archie, promise I won't raise the subject of Calypso Cricket again, but I really like this quote by Australian author and playwright Alexander Buzo in his book Legends of the Baggy Green: Dubious Behaviour and Achievements from Cricket:

    "Despite it's misleading and cornball title (calypso music and calypso cricket died out in the 1960's), the book is both hilarious and indispensable, and is the kind of thing Woody Allen could have written if he had the talent......Why was Calypso Cricket rubbished thus? Well a couple of paragraphs in its 297 page length dealt with un-named married players picking up girls in a bar and this was a violation of the Mates Act.

    A genuine innocent with a gift for screwing up, Fishy once missed - not dropped, missed - a simple catch in the annual Authors v Publishers cricket match. it was the last ball and the batsman - one of whom specialised in remainders and pulping - ran two to win the match for the Publishers by one run."
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    I read Calypso Cricket by Roland Fishman. Its about the 1991 tour to the WI
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    What did you think? It was quite controversial when it came out, I quite enjoyed it from memory
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    I vote this book as the worst cricket book I have ever read. Unfortunately I got rid of my copy only to be given another one. However, Archie and I obviously (but rarely) disagree about this. I seem to remember that it caused quite a stir at the time.
    Here a few quotes, there are plenty more try about page 32 from memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Any one read Calypso Cricket? It was a book about the 1991 WI Tour
    Its a damn good book. If you have laid your hands on it. Just go ahead and read it. If you are planning to buy it take it from me its a good buy. If you dont think so - sell it to me.

    You cant go wrong with that offer can you ?

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    Yeah, i thought it was good, soz bout raising it again, couldn't find much about it in this thread.

    So, what does everyone thing of Dizzy's book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Yeah, i thought it was good, soz bout raising it again, couldn't find much about it in this thread.

    So, what does everyone thing of Dizzy's book?
    Just spotted it in the book store, what did you think?

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    Waiting til its on the remainder table tbh - $30 seems a bit steep for the collected thoughts of Jason Gillespie.

    Although he's gone a couple of months early with it, you'd think. Better to wait until cricket is being played HERE, and Xmas is closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Waiting til its on the remainder table tbh - $30 seems a bit steep for the collected thoughts of Jason Gillespie.
    Meh, $15 a thought. Not so bad.
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