On Warne

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 25, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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'A superb portrait of the most brilliant cricketer of his generation' Mike Atherton
 

Shane Warne dominated cricket on the field and off for almost thirty years - his skill, his fame, his personality, his misadventures. His death in March 2002 rocked Australians, even those who could not tell a leg-break from a leg-pull.  But what was it like to watch Warne at his long peak, the man of a thousands international wickets, the incarnation of Aussie audacity and cheek?
 
Gideon Haigh saw it all, still can't quite believe it, but wanted to find a way to explain it. In this classic appreciation of Australia's cricket's greatest figure, who doubled as the nation's best-known man, Haigh relieves the highs, the lows, the fun and the follies. The result is a new way of looking at Warne, at sport and at Australia.

'Bloody brilliant... As good as anything I have read on the game' Guardian

Winner of The Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year
 

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This book reveals two of life's certainties: one, that Gideon Haigh is an outstanding writer, and two, that Shane Warne's tabloid-fodder life is utterly compelling. Bring the two together and you have ... Read full review

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Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for almost four decades, published more than 40 books and contributed to more than 100 newspapers and magazines. His books include The Cricket Wars, The Summer Game and On Warne (which won numerous prizes) on cricket, and works on BHP, James Hardie and how abortion became legal in Australia. His book The Office: A Hardworking History won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. He has appeared widely on radio and TV. He lives in Melbourne.

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