My interest in cricket has recently been revived by watching my son play. I was looking for something to fill in the gaps in my knowledge - the orgins of the game, the history of Lords, W G Grace etc. This book does exactly that taking the reader as far as the start of the Great War and is written with obvious enthusiasm and love for the game of cricket. It occasionally slows whilst trying to give a historical context to events but overall it was an enjoyable and informative read. Ideal to tide you over whilst waiting for the new season to start!