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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Har, har.

    Did you receive my confirmation of receipt?
    Yes thanks. I will respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    well that would be very civilised of you
    Let me know the easiest way to send it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    What do think of those books which bear Hammond's name as author? And, more importantly, did he actually write them? I thoroughly enjoyed both Cricket My Destiny and Cricket My World.
    I enjoyed Cricket my Destiny but have not read his other efforts, I think they are ghosted
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac View Post
    I enjoyed Cricket my Destiny but have not read his other efforts, I think they are ghosted
    Cricket My Destiny, Cricket My World, Cricket's Secret History and Cricketer's School were all ghosted by one Frank Stuart a man about whom I know absolutely zip


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    Nice review of "Challenging The Myth" by the way. I read it a few years ago, and agree that it is someone's university masters thesis rather than a genuine book (not denigrating university work, but it was clearly written for a specialist market and not mass consumption).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gregory View Post
    Nice review of "Challenging The Myth" by the way. I read it a few years ago, and agree that it is someone's university masters thesis rather than a genuine book (not denigrating university work, but it was clearly written for a specialist market and not mass consumption).
    My views exactly. It is tedious reading as any university thesis would be for non-academicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    My views exactly. It is tedious reading as any university thesis would be for non-academicians.
    Or for academics actually

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    Am I allowed to post a link in here to a serialised excerpt of Marcus Trescothick's autobiography?

    I've found what he revealed about his illness to be quite immense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnr. View Post
    Am I allowed to post a link in here to a serialised excerpt of Marcus Trescothick's autobiography?

    I've found what he revealed about his illness to be quite immense.
    Go for it.

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    Cricket hero Marcus Trescothick reveals the crippling 'black wings' of depression that destroyed his career

    He paints a pretty harrowing picture of what happened.

    Beware, it's a long read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gregory View Post
    Or for academics actually
    Why should academics find it 'tedious'? They read pretty sterile stuff most of the times - don't they ?

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    Tedious is tedious. Academic writing should be full of wit and sparkle, and not dry and dusty.

    At least, that's the line I am going to take with my examiners

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gregory View Post
    Tedious is tedious. Academic writing should be full of wit and sparkle, and not dry and dusty.

    At least, that's the line I am going to take with my examiners
    Now I am certainly buying your book and may even come to your country to get it personally signed by you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Gregory View Post
    Tedious is tedious. Academic writing should be full of wit and sparkle, and not dry and dusty.

    At least, that's the line I am going to take with my examiners
    I have been taken to task more than once in my first year at uni for not being dry, academic and -- I kid thee not -- "verbose" enough. Among the many things that tertiary education has endeavoured to teach me thus far is that "appropriate" is a better word than "apt".
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    I have been taken to task more than once in my first year at uni for not being dry, academic and -- I kid thee not -- "verbose" enough. Among the many things that tertiary education has endeavoured to teach me thus far is that "appropriate" is a better word than "apt".
    I agree. 'Appropriate' is more apt.



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