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    I particularly liked the inside story of how Steve Waugh got the chance to play in his first test against us , many such trivia by Ken in a well researched book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krishna_j
    I particularly liked the inside story of how Steve Waugh got the chance to play in his first test against us , many such trivia by Ken in a well researched book

    An underrated writer, I have read about a dozen of his books and have enjoyed them all. My favourites would be: T.J. Over The Top (bio of Terry Jenner) and The Taylor Years.

    Ken is also a very nice person. He allowed me to send all the books I own of his (14) to his house in Melbourne, where he signed them and then sent them back
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    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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    Any ways that is some excellent stuff to have in the personal library
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ
    The art of cricket is great
    Any ways that is some excellent stuff to have in the personal library
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Thanks Fraz
    ...and welcome back
    So nice of you....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Thanks Fraz
    ...and welcome back
    by the way SJS I would like you to check out one website, if you dont mind.
    I think if you will go through some pages then you will definately like it . www.chowk.com
    P.S. I am not advertising at all ..

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    This thread makes me sad.
    Travelling from country to country meant I had to leave my cricket library in the UK and I have not had access to it for 6 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    This thread makes me sad.
    Travelling from country to country meant I had to leave my cricket library in the UK and I have not had access to it for 6 years

    How big is it, and what is your prized volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    How big is it, and what is your prized volume?
    Good question. If I ever counted it Ive forgot the answer. Its not too big. Im guessing its well over 200 (could be more, could be less, as I said Ive not seen it for 6 years) but Ive really go no idea. The great thing about discount and 2nd hand book stores is that there is no shortage of cricket books. Ive only got about 20 or so Ive bought recently at the moment.

    As for prized posession, I cant really remember what I have. One that comes to mind- when I was young I travelled around playing cricket and I carried a copy of "Boycott on Cricket" in my coffin and I have most of the photos in the book signed by the cricketers in them. Probably sentimental value rather than financial, but it carries memories of when I was a decent cricketer.

    On a side note- Any idea how much a signed copy 1st Edition of 'The Larwood Story' goes for? Im not selling but as Im getting older, Ive a bit more cash and Id like to start picking up some rarer books and Id like a copy of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    Good question. If I ever counted it Ive forgot the answer. Its not too big. Im guessing its well over 200 (could be more, could be less, as I said Ive not seen it for 6 years) but Ive really go no idea. The great thing about discount and 2nd hand book stores is that there is no shortage of cricket books. Ive only got about 20 or so Ive bought recently at the moment.

    As for prized posession, I cant really remember what I have. One that comes to mind- when I was young I travelled around playing cricket and I carried a copy of "Boycott on Cricket" in my coffin and I have most of the photos in the book signed by the cricketers in them. Probably sentimental value rather than financial, but it carries memories of when I was a decent cricketer.

    On a side note- Any idea how much a signed copy 1st Edition of 'The Larwood Story' goes for? Im not selling but as Im getting older, Ive a bit more cash and Id like to start picking up some rarer books and Id like a copy of this.
    I recently saw a signed Larwood story go for $100 AU but that was the edition released in the 1980s. So I would think you could treble the price for a 1st edition

    The problem with Larwood was that he was happy to sign. Some one like Sid Barnes who only signed the odd thing is worth a lot of money.

    It is really only Bradman who signed a lot, but is still sort after. Even so it's his signature from the 30s that fetch the highest price.
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    Okay we have three new reviews up on site.

    The first is by SJS, Cricket Mercenaries

    The Next two are recent books from 2006 Ken Taylor Drawn to Sport & The 50 Best Aust. Cricket Books

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy
    On a side note- Any idea how much a signed copy 1st Edition of 'The Larwood Story' goes for? Im not selling but as Im getting older, Ive a bit more cash and Id like to start picking up some rarer books and Id like a copy of this.
    Is it hardcover?

    Whats your asking price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Is it hardcover?

    Whats your asking price?
    I am pretty sure the first edition was a HC, if you do buy it and it has no DJ, I have a spare one

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Is it hardcover?

    Whats your asking price?
    I must have expressed myself poorly, I dont have a copy, I want to buy one.

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