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Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck Paperback – 19 Nov 2015
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Cartledge and Lane have woven a net to catch the shadows, and they capture just enough of Roebuck s essence - more than anyone has to date to make an odd story compelling. --Inside Cricket
A Meticulous study of a highly talented but seemingly repressed cricketer. --The Cricketer
About the Author
Tim Lane is one of the most well-known and respected sporting commentators in Australia, having called test cricket for over 30 years. Elliot Cartledge is a freelance editor and author. He has played and coached cricket in four different continents, has extensive contacts in both playing and official ranks, and has worked in cricket development for the ICC.
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I also thought the psychological analysis of the man himself, with its inferences that he was either autistic, or else mildly psychopathic and lacking in empathy, were possibly some way off the mark. If his early cricket diary, It Never Rains, contains some of his best and most subtle writing, it also offers a clearer self-portrait than in anything else he wrote. He was evidently a deeply sensitive and emotional man who had an abject fear of rejection, something he only partly learned to cope with by developing a hard outer shell and shunning close human friendships - in later years he would often reject people before they could reject him. Most damaging of all was the fall-out of the 1986 Somerset affair. There were clear rights and wrongs on both sides, and although many in English cricket actually supported his decision at the time, Roebuck was surprised and shocked to the core by Botham's unforgiving attitude.Read more ›
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Most interesting cricket book since the one about Walter Hammond in that it focuses on the man not the cricket. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr Mark T.N. Dugdale
An excellent, well-researched book on Peter Roebuck, who just happened to be a hero of mine when they used to put on a John Player League match in its entirety on BBC2 on a Sunday... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr. D. W. Potter
The authors admit their failure to reach definitive answers to what happened to Peter Roebuck and - even more challenging - how his character, principles and sexual identity fitted... Read morePublished 16 months ago by R. Simpson
A terrific book. Meticulously researched, well presented and never predictable. One of the best cricket books I've read.Published 16 months ago by wicko1