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on 11 June 2014
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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on 24 May 2014
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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on 30 August 2014
Without doubt a great compilation of the work of Frank Keating. I never read The Guardian but always followed him elsewhere. If you love sport and in particular it's history then read Frank.
If I had to pick just one story it is of his meeting in Australia with a by then elderly and blind Harold Larwood and their discussing the Bodyline series in and against Australia of 1932-33.
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VINE VOICEon 10 September 2015
This is a superb selection of Keating's prolific journalism, demonstrating both his breadth and depth. His pieces are characterised by richly descriptive language, ready wit and a keen appreciation of the human aspects of sport. The range is astonishing, covering snooker to speedway, but with special attention for rugby union and cricket. Sports journalism at its very best.
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on 7 August 2014
takes you back; pieces about a wide range of sporting events over a long period in that inimitable Keating style - why use one word when two will do!!?? I'm sure that there must be another collection or two lurking and hope that Matthew Engel is on the case - his editorial contributions were well judged.
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on 18 July 2014
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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on 25 July 2014
Frank Keating is sadly missed on the Guardian's sports pages, and it's lovely to be able to catch up on some of the great man's writings. A joy and unreservedly recommended!
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on 20 June 2015
Lovely book and excellently edited. Takes me back to my formative years. Keating was a lovely writer for a simpler time really. Wonderful
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on 7 September 2014
Frank Keating's newspaper writings have been enjoyed for many years, so the book is a continuation of that enjoyment
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on 29 July 2014
Very good writer, sadly missed. The description of the French try was spot on. I was there and he was right.
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