Not in my Day, Sir: Cricket Letters to The Daily Telegraph Hardcover – 25 May 2011
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`Wonderful book celebrates the timeless tradition of writing cricket letters' - Steve James --Daily Telegraph, 24 May 2011
`very entertaining... Martin Smith has managed to choose a fascinating and eclectic selection of correspondence' --Cricket Web, 5th June 2011 -
`Acerbic, witty, opinionated and hilarious' --Cricket World, 16th June 2011 -
`very entertaining... Martin Smith has managed to choose a fascinating and eclectic selection of correspondence' --Cricket Web
`Acerbic, witty, opinionated and hilarious'
About the Author
Martin Smith was assistant sports editor of the Telegraph for many years. He has edited previous Telegraph anthologies for Aurum on the Tour de France, Formula One, Wimbledon, horse racing and cricket letters. He lives in Bedfordshire.
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A great book for any cricket-lover's smallest room or coffee table.
Imagine then, my delight in finding 'Not in My Day, Sir!' It brought back memories of those early years in England and filled in enormous gaps for the years 1956-2010. It is also an interesting social history from the early days of class distinction (Gentlemen vs Players, indeed) to today's rock-star entertainment of 20 over cricket.
And all this wonderful information comes from the readers of the Daily Telegraph-what an absolute plethora of informed opinion, criticism and humour-surely a delight for every cricket enthusiast.
Only one thing could have improved this otherwise perfect book; some well-placed footnotes to clarify some of the persons mentioned in the letters would have been a great help to poor old ex-pats living in a cricket-starved country.
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