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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79
    Haigh's Ashes 2005 was a great read - the day by day dissections of each test less so than the summations of the matches and the tangential articles (after reading the excellent summation of each test, reading five separate articles giving the blow by blow each day was a bit redundant, although I know that was in fact the premise of the book.

    Archie, if you're Canberra based, and you haven't already done so, do yourself a favour and check out Canty's Second Hand books in fyshwick - they've got the biggest selection of cricket books I've seen in one place, and not just the recent releases. A surprising amount of people decided they wanted to trade in Mike Whitney's books though! No Max Walker tho...
    Yes I have been there. The owner has a couple of very rare books, that he refuses to sell to me

    The best place in Aust. would be Roger Page Cricket Books in Melbourne, he knows Gideon Haigh as well, and has him sign all of his books for me
    You know it makes sense.

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    The owner has a couple of very rare books, that he refuses to sell to me
    The fiend! This calls for some Homer Simpson style crazy scheming...
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    Here are my favourite cricket books click here it would be great if other people could tell me their favourite cricket books. Does not have to be a top 12, top 5 would be great


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    So no Max Walker then Archie?



    Seriously, that's a good list - you've done a good job of conveying your enjoyment of the books and how special they are. I've not read any of them, so I'll have to get on my bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79
    So no Max Walker then Archie?
    It must be galling to cricket historians, spending years researching and writing important cricket histories and biographies, to see Mr Walker on top of the best selling list

    Although I quite enjoyed his efforts



    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79
    Seriously, that's a good list - you've done a good job of conveying your enjoyment of the books and how special they are. I've not read any of them, so I'll have to get on my bike...
    Thank you for that, they read much better once Voltman had proof read them and made corrections

    Maybe some day someone will review a book of mine, now that would be something

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    Anyone read the book "Cricket: The Bowler's Art" by Dr Brian Wilkins ?? or know where to get a copy ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxpower
    Anyone read the book "Cricket: The Bowler's Art" by Dr Brian Wilkins ?? or know where to get a copy ??

    What country to you live in?

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    Below is his email address if you contact him he will send you a copy, ask him to sign it

    bwilkins@paradise.net.nz

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    Archie, you seem to be a bit of a student of Australian cricket throughout the 70's, last year I decided to read a book out of my dads collection, The Chappell Era. It's a book which has interviews with Ian, Greg and Trev's dad just prior to his death, as well as interviews with the sons ofcourse. It basically just talks about how they became the cricketers and people they are, their childhood etc. An awesome read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00
    Archie, you seem to be a bit of a student of Australian cricket throughout the 70's, last year I decided to read a book out of my dads collection, The Chappell Era. It's a book which has interviews with Ian, Greg and Trev's dad just prior to his death, as well as interviews with the sons ofcourse. It basically just talks about how they became the cricketers and people they are, their childhood etc. An awesome read.
    Is that the one by Ian Brayshaw?

    I have it, but have not read it, will have to move it up the 'to read list'

    Would you consider doing a review for the CW?

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    would you be interested in reviews of perry's "bradman's best" books? I know they're a bit older, but you've already reviewed most of the books i've read recently, and i have the bones of a review in my head already

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79
    would you be interested in reviews of perry's "bradman's best" books? I know they're a bit older, but you've already reviewed most of the books i've read recently, and i have the bones of a review in my head already
    Go for it Matt, would be good to see.

    Some believe that Perry made those selections up, but I am not so sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Here are my favourite cricket books click here it would be great if other people could tell me their favourite cricket books. Does not have to be a top 12, top 5 would be great
    Thanks for that list Archie_Mac.

    I havent read any barring two of them ! The two exceptions being Days in the Sun by Cardus and Australian Test Cricket 1877-1981 Now there are some more books to look for and buy

    This topic has come up before and I have posted a list too but off the top of my head here are some of my favourites.

    - Beyond the Boundary by CLR James
    - Every book by Cardus except his autobiography
    - Pavillioned in Splendour, Cricket Bouquet, Cricketers of my Time by AA Thomson
    - Cricket - The Great Bowlers (edit-John Arlott)
    - The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Ranji
    - A Lot of Hard Yakka by Simon Hughes
    - The MCC Cricket Coaching Book
    - The Art of Cricket by Bradman
    - For the Love of the Game - John Lemmon (edit)
    - A Walk to the Wicket - Dexter and Lemmon
    - Sort of a Cricket Person - Swanton
    - The Joy of Cricket - John Bright Holmes
    - The Art of Captaincy - Brearley
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