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Through the covers - Christopher Lee

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Title
Through the covers - an anthology of cricket writing
Author
Christopher Lee
format
Hardback
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19960401

Cricket, it has often been said, is more than a game. To many it evokes a golden age of gentlemanly conduct and sunlit afternoons on the village green. This book celebrates cricket as a sport, and as a social phenomenon that has grown over the centuries to encompass the professionalism of the Test Match as well as the enduring tradition of amateur tournaments. Very few sports have produced the abundance of literature associated with cricket at every level of the game. In both verse and prose writers have recorded their love of cricket with unequalled passion and enthusiasm, and this collection draws on the widest possible range of material - historical documents, anecdotes, reportage, fictional set pieces and celebratory verse - to create a fascinating literary history. Over 200 years of cricketing heroes and villains, classic matches, notorious controversies, famous players and equally famous writers - names to conjure with like W.G. Grace, Garfield Sobers, Neville Cardus, Frank Keating, John Arlott - are all crowded into these pages, together with lesser-known gems from out-of-the-way country records and local newspapers. Christopher Lee, once described by E.W.;This book is intended for amateur and professional cricketers, anyone interested in cricket, social historians.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Cricket - History.|Cricket - Literary collections.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
526

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