- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Abacus (5 April 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349000107
- ISBN-13: 978-0349000107
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 171,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Slipless In Settle: A Slow Turn Around Northern Cricket Paperback – 5 Apr 2012
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** 'Packed with comic tales to delight the cricket aficionado and non-fan alike DAILY MIRROR"
** 'By turns wry, tender and bawdy, Pearson's prose is none the less as steady and measured as a glob of gravy running down the side of a Yorkshire pudding. For anyone wishing to sample 'cricket with the crusts on', Slipless in Settle is well worth the detour Sunday Telegraph"
* The brilliant book from Harry Pearson, the winner of the 2011 MCC Cricket Book of the Year - out now in paperback.See all Product Description
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As research for this book he spent a summer travelling around the north of England taking in matches being played in some of the regions many local cricket leagues. Slipless in Settle is his account of his experiences along the way and the people he met.
Anybody that has ever attended to a local league cricket match in Yorkshire or Lancashire will know that they seem to attract characters like moths to a flame. At any ground you will find not only a fiercely competitive game of cricket but also some slightly eccentric supporters always ready with to supply ribald comments on the state of the match and cricketers of varying ability that turn up ever week for either the love of the game or because they are paid to do so. You will find a great many of these people in Slipless in Settle.
It is, above all, a very funny book. There is practically a decent anecdote on every page, some so amusing that at times it reads like more like a comedy than a sports book and they are all weaved together by Harry Pearson's effortlessly entertaining prose.
Slipless in Settle is a must read for anybody that has the slightest interest in cricket.
O,and knowlegeable and witty and very informative about the serious end of cricket.
Buy it for long,cold dark Winters oop North.
Tis a pity he's a Yorkshireman but nobody's ideal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I came to this with high hopes. I am originally from the North-East of England and Harry Pearson's 'The Far Corner' remains one of the best books I've read about the region - not... Read morePublished 8 months ago by A. I. Jackson
A great book. Some lovely images eg a batsman playing "as if he were an 18th century fop shooing away a beggar with a scented handkerchief" He doesn't accept a piece of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mr. D. W. Potter
a very well written book giving humorous and informational insight into league cricket in the northPublished 15 months ago by nana762
This book is a great read and will even be enjoyed by Southern softies and people who don't know what cricket is.Published 16 months ago by England Monkey
I recently re-read Pearson's earlier work 'The Far Corner', which is a tour around the football teams and legends of the North-East, which I would thoroughly recommend. Read morePublished 19 months ago by glenn
Good read. Rolls along at a nice pace. Funny and informative.Published 22 months ago by MRS L YATES