'A staggering story, extremely well told by author Simon Wilde' --Independent
'Simon Wilde, in this perfectly paced and exhaustively researched biography, recalls the magic of that astonishing summer' --Guardian
'Wilde's exhaustively researched book is a thoroughly enjoyable, well-paced read. Truth really is stranger than fiction' --Daily Telegraph
'Simon Wilde's sensitive and sympathetic biography is a book that takes Botham as a whole, and allows us to marvel at him a little once again... even-handed, beautifully written' --The Cricketer
'Revealing and candid' --Book of the Month, All Out Cricket
About the Author
Simon Wilde is a journalist and author. He has written for The Times and Sunday Times since 1998, and is currently the latter's cricket correspondent. Three of his books have been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award: Ranji: A Genius Rich and Strange, Letting Rip: The Fast Bowling Threat from Lillee to Waqar and Shane Warne: Portrait of a Flawed Genius. He also wrote Ian Botham: The Power and the Glory, published by Simon & Schuster. He lives in Hampshire.