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A book to dip into again, and again, and again, 12 Mar. 2013
Brian Levison has compiled a wonderfully eclectic collection of cricket writing, with more than 150 pieces, arranged by topic in 22 chapters. The writers range from the 18th Century (John Nyren) to the present day, by famous writers (Cardus, Arlott, Robertson-Glasgow) to the more obscure (for example, William Slatter, Head Groundsman at Lord's at the start of the 20th Century), and geographically from Fiji and Samoa to Denmark and New Jersey (WG Grace's reminiscences of playing there). The selection includes many contemporary writers and players: Angus Fraser, Vic Marks, Mike Brearley, Rachel Heyhoe Flint, Marcus Trescothick, Phil Tufnell among many others. This is a book to dip into again and again, and always find something new and fascinating: perfect bedside reading on a balmy summer's night, or in freezing February. But, rather as with a box of chocolates, once you've `dipped in' to read one piece, you will find yourself reading another, and another, and another ...