The Picador Book of Cricket

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Ramachandra Guha
Picador, Mar 8, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 476 pages
2 Reviews
The definitive anthology of cricket writing A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us. There was a time when major English writers - P.G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alec Waugh - took time off to write about cricket, whereas the cricket book market today is dominated by ghosted autobiographies and statistical compendiums. The Picador Book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game and includes many pieces that have been out of print, or difficult to get hold of, for years. Including Neville Cardus, C.L.R. James, John Arlott, V.S. Naipaul, C.B. Fry this anthology is a must for any cricket follower or anyone interested in sports writing elevated to high art.

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User Review  - Amit Mishra - Goodreads

Ramachandra Guha has bought together the best some of the best writings of cricket authors, who introduce us to legends forgotten becuase of the curtain of time between them and us. A must read for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nate Harrison - Goodreads

Good fun for any fan of the game, especially those who take an interest in the history of it. Makes you wish the daily articles in the sports section were as life-like today as they were back then. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Born in Dehradun in 1958, and educated in Delhi and Calcutta, Ramachandra Guha pursued an academic career for ten years before becoming a full-time writer and regular on the global lecture circuit. He is also an internationally-renowned cricket journalist, editor of The Picador Book of Cricket and author of the prize-winning A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Indian History of a British Sport. He lives in Bangalore.

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