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The War by the Shore: The Incomparable Drama of the 1991 Ryder Cup
The War by the Shore: The Incomparable Drama of the 1991 Ryder Cup
by Curt Sampson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 Dec. 2015
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A great event brilliantly told. Raced through it in two sittings


Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck
Chasing Shadows: The Life and Death of Peter Roebuck
by E Cartledge
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally engrossing., 8 Dec. 2015
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This is, perhaps, the best cricket book I have read in recent years but has the least amount of cricket actually in it. It is a magnificent piece of work and research and tackles tough circumstances in a sensitive manner without sensationalising but also not holding back on the dark parts of Roebuck's character. I recall watching the slow, rather too studious looking and bespectacled young Roebuck for Somerset in their late 70s, early 80s heyday: wishing he would get out to make way for Richards and Botham. Turned out he was a fascinating character. The definitive answer as to what happened in room 623 of the hotel in South Africa May never be properly known. But the authors get as close as they possibly could. It left me with a strange mixture of feelings of repulsion towards him but tinged with heartbreak of how things could have been different had he taken his life path in a different direction in the mid 80s. Don't miss this book.
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The Establishment Boys: The Other Side of Kerry Packer's Cricket Revolution
The Establishment Boys: The Other Side of Kerry Packer's Cricket Revolution
by Barry Nicholls
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fills the gap very nicely indeed, 1 Dec. 2015
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I loved this book. As a cricket lover of a certain age the packer era, and the players from it, has always been a source of fascination and this book fills a gaping hole. The years 77-79 are covered in depth and it brings alive some of those Australians who played test match cricket during those years. There is some sad stories too away from the likes of Border, Hughes, Hogg who had good careers post packer. I loved the bit towards the end about where are they now. For Paul Hibbert there was no tomorrow however. The author has done a great job. Would love to see the 78/9 Ashes series on DVD but sadly only very limited glimpses on YouTube.


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Gilbert: The Last Years of WG Grace
Gilbert: The Last Years of WG Grace
by Charlie Connelly
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Man behind the beard, 26 Oct. 2015
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This small but delightful book tells the story of the great man's final years. And very touching it is too. Yes it's, sort of, fiction to a degree but that's what makes the book a little different and the author tells it as you pretty much expect it was. I didn't know Grace's later years were touched with tragic circumstances and the final few pages left a large lump in the throat.


Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
by Dr. Bob Rotella
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars ... a bit dated but some of the principals are excellent. Would love to see a more updated aversion ..., 20 Jun. 2015
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Ok a bit dated but some of the principals are excellent. Would love to see a more updated aversion with modern players


50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century
50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century
by John Jacobs
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 20 Jun. 2015
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Ok but bit too technical for me


The Highlights: The Best of Frank Keating
The Highlights: The Best of Frank Keating
by Frank Keating
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 20 Jun. 2015
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Lovely book and excellently edited. Takes me back to my formative years. Keating was a lovely writer for a simpler time really. Wonderful


Breaking 100, 90, 80: Taking Your Game to the Next Level with the Best Teachers in Golf
Breaking 100, 90, 80: Taking Your Game to the Next Level with the Best Teachers in Golf
by Golf Digest
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars a fine instruction book and one I keep going back, 20 Jun. 2015
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Yes, a fine instruction book and one I keep going back to


World Atlas of Golf: The greatest courses and how they are played
World Atlas of Golf: The greatest courses and how they are played
by Mark Rowlinson
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 20 Jun. 2015
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First got this in 1980 and latest edition is excellent


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