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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Here is another one Clem Hillís reminiscences
    Would I be right in saying that it's a lot like the Giffen reprint that you so kindly sent me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Hansie Cronje's book was gun, I really enjoyed reading it.
    Told you so. Those Bloemfonteiners had a point: Rowling ain't a patch on King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    Possibly, but unlikely. Not too flash with book reviews, and coming up to a busy period with exams and stuff.
    You've my gravest empathies, mate. I'm writing my last important one tomorrow for two weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Would I be right in saying that it's a lot like the Giffen reprint that you so kindly sent me?
    Yes you could say that, but not as indepth as the Giffen one was first released as a book
    You know it makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Yes you could say that, but not as indepth as the Giffen one was first released as a book
    I've always felt that they could've done something similar with Spofforth's colourful reminiscences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    I've always felt that they could've done something similar with Spofforth's colourful reminiscences.
    Yes I would purchase a copy

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    The new Ian Botham Autobiography Head On
    Ian Chappell has called this the greatest work of fiction since......other great works of fiction. This is mainly due to Botham claiming to have punched his lights out in 1977. You do have to question Botham's memory on some instances, for example the famous running out of Derek Randall by Geoff Boycott in 1977. Botham describes it as Boycott hitting the ball straight to a fielder in the covers when in fact he played it back down the wicket slightly to the right of the bowler Jeff Thomson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Ian Chappell has called this the greatest work of fiction since......other great works of fiction. This is mainly due to Botham claiming to have punched his lights out in 1977. You do have to question Botham's memory on some instances, for example the famous running out of Derek Randall by Geoff Boycott in 1977. Botham describes it as Boycott hitting the ball straight to a fielder in the covers when in fact he played it back down the wicket slightly to the right of the bowler Jeff Thomson.
    The story Botham tells of Ian Chappell is the same (bar a few details) in the 1984 bio and this latest effort. I was hoping he would give some details of their relationship when they both worked as commentators for channel nine, but alas he makes no mention of it at all in his latest book.

    I think Both needs a good editor for his next effort someone who knows their cricket

    Do you have a link for the Chappelli comments? I would love to read them

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    Incidentally, the two clashed again recently. See Rob Steen's Cricinfo blog for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Incidentally, the two clashed again recently. See Rob Steen's Cricinfo blog for more.
    Link?

    Although anything Steen writes is mostly crap tbf

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Link?

    Although anything Steen writes is mostly crap tbf
    Hmmm ... not sure I'd agree with that personally.

    Archie, I was wondering if you'd heard of Geoffrey Copinger, or had managed to get hold of any of his collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Link?
    There should still be one up on the Cricinfo home page.

    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Although anything Steen writes is mostly crap tbf
    He got a lot of praise for this effort, though, but there was nothing original about it, and he doesn't bother to tell us what the latest clash entailed.

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    He (Steen) managed to call Frith and CMJ racists (not to mention the entire Aust population), in the only book of his I have read (bio of Desi Haynes), with not even a half decent reason

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    Nathan Astle's book comes out this coming week and early next year supposedly Daniel Vettori is releasing a book. Astle's book should be an interesting read especially regarding those last couple of years in the team leading to his retirement
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    Has anyone read or is currently reading Haigh & Frith's combined effort on the Australian cricket board? My two favourite cricket writers, so will be looking it up myself I suspect.

    Cricinfo link.
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    - As featured in The Independent.

    "I don't believe a word of Pietersen's book, but then I don't believe a word anyone else has said either."
    - Simon Barnes renders further comment on KP's autobiography superfluous in a sentence

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