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Cricket, Lovely Cricket?: An Addict's Guide to the World's Most Exasperating Game Paperback – 21 Aug 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey (21 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022407914X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224079143
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,627,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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


"Wry, affectionate, irreverent and full of delicious anecdotes"

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