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Lost in the Long Grass
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2013
This is a lovely book. John Barclay writes with insight and understanding of a range of characters and personalities, from Illingworth to Imran Khan.

He has a kind touch; he sees their weaknesses reflected in himself, and he recalls fondly matches and performances where others were able to bask in more glory than himself. He has a nice touch in self-deprecation, and he paints others in vivid words and often a warm glow.

This book turns you back to some who were great, some eccentric, some quirky, and not a few who have battled with life's difficulties. John Barclay always writes with empathy and understanding, and continually with a pleasant and soft humour which probes his own character and other's foibles. If he criticises, it is always with feeling.

Each short piece is one to read and reflect on. They deepen our understanding of county cricket, tours, and management.

This is a most enjoyable book to be savoured and read with a kind smile.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 14 June 2013
Having had the privilege of acquiring a signed copy from the author, I sat down to read the book on a golden evening. Sitting on the bank at Arundel Castle Cricket Ground, watching Sussex's dogged persistence against a rampant Surrey batting line up, I read quietly.

The book presents stories relating to John's dealings with the chapter's subject - avoiding predictable caricature, he brings out the personalities behind these often familiar names.
This is done with deft wit and much humour.

There could, I reflected, have been no better way to spend an evening. This book is highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 July 2014
John Barclay goes down memory lane - an enjoyable read. Whimsical and entertaining.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
This book is very different from John's previous - the poignant, autobiographical Life Beyond The Airing Cupboard. Here the author turns his focus upon others, and applies not inconsiderable skill to analyse personalities as disparate as Ian Maclaurin, former Tesco CEO, and Jack Russell, the madcap wicketkeeper. The result is no less brilliant than his former books.

His style remains self-deprecating, modest but incisive. Through the charming prose, despite ostensibly focussing on others, John subtly unfurls aspects of his own approach - both to sport and to life.

This book is a must for the discerning cricket fan - it is an intelligent, beautifully crafted read. It's sure to be treasured next to 'Now I'm 62', 'Fatty Batter' and 'Mortimer Also' on my cricket shelf!
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on 15 June 2015
Great book for cricket fans with a sense of humour
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on 5 March 2015
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2013
Chapters on various cricketers, worth a passing moment for each one, but not gripping. Reasonably well written, not specially humorous.
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