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The First XV: A Selection of the Best Rugby Writing

The First XV: A Selection of the Best Rugby Writing [Kindle Edition]

Gareth Williams , Gerald Davies
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This marvellous anthology gives us a wonderful taste of the kind of writing and the variety of styles that the game has inspired over the years... I hope this collection gives you as much pleasure as it did me.' Gerald Davies --Western Mail

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We all like choosing the best-ever rugby team, but here is a XV with a difference. A team of fifteen writers, not players, describe the exploits of the people’s heroes from Gould to Gareth Edwards. The beauty and exhilaration of the game is vividly recaptured in some classic prose. So too are the emotions and expectations of the most passionate followers in the world. They deserve the best team we can put out. Here it is, a selection of world-beating writing on British rugby.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1906998027
  • Publisher: Parthian Books (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00753JI0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Title 5 Jan 2014
By vz34
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I enjoy great sports writing, particularly on rugby, so I was hoping I would love this book, as a "Selection of the Best Rugby Writing". Unfortunately, I was disappointed, as I don't see how the best rugby writing can relate almost exclusively to events/players from before I can remember (I've been watching rugby for over 30 years) - no RWC matches, for example. Or, for that matter, to players from one country, i.e. Wales. Even in the product description, it mentions "world-beating writing on BRITISH rugby" and, other than a couple of references to the Lions, this is simply not true. In addition, as I finished this very short book in an hour, I would have been even more disappointed if I had paid the full price, rather than 99p in the Kindle sale.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Tales of Welsh Rugby 24 Aug 2013
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It is good to read well-written stories of sport albeit rugby in this instance as compared to the drivel that is usually purveyed.
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