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The Long Hop

£9.99

Product description

With 16 black and white captioned photographs. Green board with faded gold lettering to spine. Some foxing to first and last pages, otherwise a very clean copy. Margaret Patricia Hughes (1919 – 2005) was a sportswriter specialising in cricket. Her first book, All On A Summer's Day (1953), was described by Neville Cardus in his foreword to the book as "the first book on first-class cricket not written by a man".
Brought up in Kent, Hughes worked for the advertising department of the Star newspaper, taking the job "to see the cricket scores before the general public". During World War II she served as a Wren. She then resumed her newspaper career. Following the publication of All On A Summer's Day, she covered the Ashes series of 1954–55 for the Sydney Daily telegraph, the only woman ever to cover an Ashes series for a daily newspaper until Chloe Saltau did so in 2005. Her tour diary was published as The Long Hop (1955).

Item details

Author(s):
Hughes, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1955
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Stanley Paul and Co. London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Cape Town, New York, Toronto.

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With 16 black and white captioned photographs. Green board with faded gold lettering to spine. Some foxing to first and last pages, otherwise a very clean copy. Margaret Patricia Hughes (1919 – 2005) was a sportswriter specialising in cricket. Her first book, All On A Summer's Day (1953), was described by Neville Cardus in his foreword to the book as "the first book on first-class cricket not written by a man".
Brought up in Kent, Hughes worked for the advertising department of the Star newspaper, taking the job "to see the cricket scores before the general public". During World War II she served as a Wren. She then resumed her newspaper career. Following the publication of All On A Summer's Day, she covered the Ashes series of 1954–55 for the Sydney Daily telegraph, the only woman ever to cover an Ashes series for a daily newspaper until Chloe Saltau did so in 2005. Her tour diary was published as The Long Hop (1955).

Author(s):
Hughes, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1955
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Stanley Paul and Co. London, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Bombay, Cape Town, New York, Toronto.

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