The Picador Book of Cricket

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Picador, Mar 8, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 476 pages
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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  - Venky - Goodreads

Ramachandra Guha does a mesmerizing work with this compelling edition of cricketing chronicles. An indispensible read for any cricket afficionado Read full review

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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

About the author (2002)

Ramachandra Guha is a leading historian of modern India, living in Bangalore. His books include"Gandhi Before India "and "India After Gandhi

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