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, and 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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A non-cricket lover might find the book a tad boring but it is a must for ardent cricket fans and people who want to know more about the unsung heroes and greats of the past.Some of the chapters by certain writers and anecdotes included are really good.
BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGANT, thts what comes to my mind while writing the review. The Picador book of Cricket celebrates the best writing on the game.a nice complication. all in all, highly recommended .lOVE THE WAY THE PLAYERS ARE PROJECTED. beautiful style of writing.
A Nice compilation of cricket writing over the years
This book is COMPILED BY Ramachandra Guha and not written by him, though he is a fine writer by himself on history and cricket, though not a big fan of his writing.
This has cricket writing from all the great cricket writers ( starting from Cardus, CLR James to modern day writers like David Firth and Gideon Haigh) so far and is a lovely reading for people who want something more than a News paper report on day's play. Not everyone's cup of tea, I guess but for people who likes test match o...