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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I also enjoyed The Larwood story, do you have the first edition or the later paper pack one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    got astle's book today, got asked if i wanted an exchange card as the person at the teller didn't think girls should be buying cricket books. only read a few pages, will do a review when i have finished it.
    Why do people think only men will buy cricket books?

    What is the title of the Astle book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by armchairumpire View Post
    Why do people think only men will buy cricket books?
    I don't know but it gives me a good laugh.

    The title is simply : Nathan Astle with Phil Gifford.

    So far it is alright (have only read the early stages of career it rabbits on about his natural ability and his parents) . It isn't worded very well and goes backwards and fowards ( while trying to be in chronological order) with a lot of those annoying insights from people like David Trist, Gary Stead, Flem etc some of which don't make sense and appears to just be a manuscript of their response to questions. Then Astle pretty much repeats what they have said.

    Hopefully it wil improve when it gets to the bits about why he left the Black Caps etc,.
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    Picked up Gooch and Duffus's autobiographies today, and can't wait to get started on the latter. Louis was surely South Africa's greatest-ever cricket scribe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Picked up Gooch and Duffus's autobiographies today, and can't wait to get started on the latter. Louis was surely South Africa's greatest-ever cricket scribe.
    Did you finish the WG bio? and if yes where is our review
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    I don't know but it gives me a good laugh.

    The title is simply : Nathan Astle with Phil Gifford.

    So far it is alright (have only read the early stages of career it rabbits on about his natural ability and his parents) . It isn't worded very well and goes backwards and fowards ( while trying to be in chronological order) with a lot of those annoying insights from people like David Trist, Gary Stead, Flem etc some of which don't make sense and appears to just be a manuscript of their response to questions. Then Astle pretty much repeats what they have said.

    Hopefully it wil improve when it gets to the bits about why he left the Black Caps etc,.
    Sounds like a book written to a deadline ie for the Christmas stocking.

    My local bookseller is a real cricket tragic like me and he has a really good range of cricket books. We have lots of good discussions about cricket. I also have some comical ones with his wife who is a long suffering cricket widow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Did you finish the WG bio?
    Yip. Great read.

    and if yes where is our review
    I didn't know that you were expecting one, but I'll bang it out for you this evening if I have the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Yip. Great read.



    I didn't know that you were expecting one, but I'll bang it out for you this evening if I have the time.
    Thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Thanks mate
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    The Botham bio is garbage. I see Clive Lloyd has a new one out this week...........that'll do next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    got astle's book today, got asked if i wanted an exchange card as the person at the teller didn't think girls should be buying cricket books.
    lol

    I recommend 'It's Hot' by John Harms. It's actually an article that appears in 1997 Best Australian Sports Writing and Photography. It captures that link between cricket, summer and childhood so brilliantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burr View Post
    lol

    I recommend 'It's Hot' by John Harms. It's actually an article that appears in 1997 Best Australian Sports Writing and Photography. It captures that link between cricket, summer and childhood so brilliantly.
    He wrote a book about the Ashes tour 1998/99 (from memory), very good read

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    got astle's book today, got asked if i wanted an exchange card as the person at the teller didn't think girls should be buying cricket books. only read a few pages, will do a review when i have finished it.
    Damn right - girls reading about cricket just gets in the way of their domestic duties.
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    the best book on cricket i have read is the book by john major
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olwe View Post
    the best book on cricket i have read is the book by john major
    A young'un wot likes 'is 'istory! Welcome to the club, mate.

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