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    I have acquired some of this Perry guy's books over the years though I am yet to open one and am now disinclined to do so - I do recall his biography of Keith Miller got a real slating in TWC - cant recall now who the reviewer was but I will check - can you gents tell us Brits a bit more about him and what he has been up to - sounds a little disturbing - putting a new slant on history is one thing but if he is inventing it then it seems to me his sins need as large a platform as the law of defamation will permit

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I have acquired some of this Perry guy's books over the years though I am yet to open one and am now disinclined to do so - I do recall his biography of Keith Miller got a real slating in TWC - cant recall now who the reviewer was but I will check - can you gents tell us Brits a bit more about him and what he has been up to - sounds a little disturbing - putting a new slant on history is one thing but if he is inventing it then it seems to me his sins need as large a platform as the law of defamation will permit
    We have a few reviews of his books up on the site, including the Miller effort (which I really enjoyed).

    He does not provide ref. for a lot of his quotes, which will not worry most but does the 'mad' cricket book readers. I had a little go at him in one review I will link it for you

    http://www.cricketweb.net/cricketbooks/1077.php
    http://www.cricketweb.net/cricketbooks/2445.php
    http://www.cricketweb.net/cricketbooks/4893.php
    Last edited by archie mac; 04-08-2008 at 04:23 PM.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I do recall his biography of Keith Miller got a real slating in TWC
    It is not meant to be half-bad, although I am naturally reluctant to say whether or not a few of its more colourful revelations (i.e. that several of Miller's children wound up heroine addicts) are true. Significantly, it was only published after his death.

    can you gents tell us Brits a bit more about him and what he has been up to - sounds a little disturbing - putting a new slant on history is one thing but if he is inventing it then it seems to me his sins need as large a platform as the law of defamation will permit
    If you have Haigh's Game for Anything, you will find a fairly damning overview there.
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    You are in the wrong place son.


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    Erm ... why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Erm ... why?
    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Haha, SJS was replying to a spam post by someone which has subsequently been deleted.

    So don't worry, wasn't directed at you
    And I cant even delete my post.

    If you two guys delete your posts, I will continue to have people asking me why they are in the wrong place

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    Sean and Rodney, Pls check your mails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Haha, SJS was replying to a spam post by someone which has subsequently been deleted.

    So don't worry, wasn't directed at you

    Yes, it's always an idea to use the quote function when replying to spammers, so if their post gets deleted there's no misunderstanding arising. As a spammer myself (apparently) it's handy to know these things.

    BTW Archie, I've found the MacLaren book now so should be able to get something to you soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Sean and Rodney, Pls check your mails.
    Nothing in there????

    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Yes, it's always an idea to use the quote function when replying to spammers, so if their post gets deleted there's no misunderstanding arising. As a spammer myself (apparently) it's handy to know these things.

    BTW Archie, I've found the MacLaren book now so should be able to get something to you soon.
    Sorry mate, I regret to inform you that we do not allow 'spamers' to write reviews for our site

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Nothing in there????

    Just send me a one line e mail will you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Nothing in there????
    I think I sent it to Richard by mistake.

    Check now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    I think I sent it to Richard by mistake.

    Check now.
    Got it mate, will read it this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    Got it mate, will read it this morning
    Check your mail again. I just modified it - very slightly but its relevant.

    Sorry for the 'extra work'

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    Review on its way to you Arch. I didn't include a cover pic but I suspect you'll have no difficulty in finding one (there are several copies on ebay UK for starters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Check your mail again. I just modified it - very slightly but its relevant.

    Sorry for the 'extra work'
    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    Review on its way to you Arch. I didn't include a cover pic but I suspect you'll have no difficulty in finding one (there are several copies on ebay UK for starters).
    No worries boys, we will throw them both up in the next two weeks



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