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The Highlights: The Best of Frank Keating [Kindle Edition]

Frank Keating
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Collection of brilliant sports writing from one of the greatest and undoubtedly the most original and best-loved sports writer of his generation.

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Frank Keating's work adorned the Guardian for four decades from 1973 until shortly before his death in early 2013. In his heyday Keating's fizzing wordplay and sheer joie de vivre thrilled readers. They saw him not just as a journalist but as a fan who shared their own delight in sport for its own sake and in the stars who made it watchable. He also had a special rapport with many of the greats such as Barry John and Ian Botham.

From the 1970s to the 1990s he attended nearly all the great sporting events. Later he became a nostalgist with a matchless gift for bringing the past to life. But his happy, rosy, sunlit view of sport was always subject to magnificent outbreaks of literary bad temper, especially when confronted by committee-room idiots and officious gatemen.

The Highlights includes much of his best writing in the Guardian on a huge range of sport plus extracts from his work elsewhere, including The Observer, The Oldie and The Spectator - and from his books, including the autobiography Half-Time Whistle and his classic account of the 1980-81 England tour of the Caribbean, Another Bloody Day in Paradise.

Edited by his friend and colleague Matthew Engel, The Highlights is a lasting record of the work of a very special writer.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 586 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Faber Publishing (13 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQY44XG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,775 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master of the sporting word 11 Jun 2014
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Frank Keating wrote about sport - and other things - with insight and a startling use of words. This is a great collection of his work, collected - and commented upon - by another great sports (and other) writer Matthew Engel. Both epitomise the best of Guardian writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. 24 May 2014
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What a delight. A collection of cherished memories by an amazing man. His love for his subject shines through every word.
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Frank was a jewel among journalists who sprinkled his pearly words across the sports pages of The Guardian for four decades. The fact that this well-chosen and logically arranged collection was edited by Matthew Engel is a timely reminder of what we one-time Guardian loyalists have lost.
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