Cricket, Lovely Cricket?: An Addict's Guide to the World's Most Exasperating Game Paperback – 21 Aug 2008
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"further than the light-hearted tone might suggest towards an explanation of why the infuriating sport means so much to so many -- Daily Telegraph
"...Lawrence Booth, one of England's funniest and most engaging cricket writers...Cricket, Lovely Cricket is a wry, self-deprecating and amusing look as much at the `world's most exasperating game' of the subtitle as at the most exasperating experience of following it...The anecdotes - and there are many of them - are excellent...the gags are funny...And Booth wages a delightful war against the clichés that disfigure daily cricket writing....But Cricket, Lovely Cricket? Comes most alive when it turns, through an exploration of how the English follow this game, into a study of Englishness itself."
-- The Independent
"Cricket journalist Lawrence Booth has put together a sports book like no other. Crammed with anecdotes, observations and witty insight" -- Daily Express
"A typically impressive effort from one of the game's best writers"
-- Yorkshire Post
"Effortlessly readable... Booth's lightness of touch helps his mosy around some familiar themes pass very pleasantly"
-- Spin World Cricket Monthly
"Humorous yet insightful, Cricket, Lovely cricket will entertain you through those long, lonely winter evenings"
-- Sport Magazine
"Wry, affectionate, irreverent and full of delicious anecdotes" -- Metro
Readers familiar with Lawrence Booth's often richly comic prose in the Guardian and elsewhere will relish this...
Booth has a wonderfully consistent comic eye and ear and describes, sometimes brilliantly, attitudes within the game.
-- All Out Cricket
`Wry, affectionate, irreverent and full of delicious anecdotes' -- Metro
`a wry, self-deprecating and amusing look at the "world's most exasperating game"' -- Independent
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