"In Quill on Willow, Eric Midwinter provides a rich and penetrating analysis of the interface between cricket, on the one hand, and the writings and writers of literature, on the other, as an expression of the 'wondrous part played by both cricket and literature in the cultural life of society'. The main focus is on cricket in literature in 19th and early 20th century novels, but the account is also enriched by the depiction of the game in 'poetry, television, radio and the cinema'. It is a work of immense insight in unravelling exactly how cricket has been used in literature to highlight characterisation, 'strengthen the moral texture of the storyline', and as a device to move the plot on. But it is wider than that as the author observes: 'Nations seek to find and preserve their identity through an array of flags, anthems...and of course nationally appropriate activities, like in England, cricket and literature. Cricket, like literature, has woven itself into the social fabric of English life.' "
Book in very good condition - there is an inscription on the first page, possibly by the author, although this is uncertain.