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Glorious summers and discontents

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In this fascinating book, Mike Atherton selects the best pieces he has written over the last decade. Renowned as a shrewd and resolute captain of England, Atherton moved effortlessly into the commentary box and Fleet Street, proving himself every bit as capable with the pen as with the bat. It has been a dramatic period, seeing the rise of Twenty20 cricket and the IPL, as well as the revival of England's prospects, breaking a long era of Australian dominance in the Ashes. There has also been controversy, too, with terrorist attacks, Zimbabwe and allegations of Pakistani spot-fixing all distracting fans from the essence of the game. Through it all, Atherton comments with the true insight of one who has been there, the humane understanding of someone who has genuine empathy for the issues involved and, above all, his opinions are based on a deep love for the game and sport in general. His writing has become essential reading for all sports fans. This book shows exactly why that is the case.
Signed with dedication at Lords 2011, first edition, as new.

Item details

Added value:
signed copy
Author(s):
Mike Atherton
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857203487
ISBN-13:
9780857203489
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Glorious Summers and Discontents

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In this fascinating book, Mike Atherton selects the best pieces he has written over the last decade. Renowned as a shrewd and resolute captain of England, Atherton moved effortlessly into the commentary box and Fleet Street, proving himself every bit as capable with the pen as with the bat. It has been a dramatic period, seeing the rise of Twenty20 cricket and the IPL, as well as the revival of England's prospects, breaking a long era of Australian dominance in the Ashes. There has also been controversy, too, with terrorist attacks, Zimbabwe and allegations of Pakistani spot-fixing all distracting fans from the essence of the game. Through it all, Atherton comments with the true insight of one who has been there, the humane understanding of someone who has genuine empathy for the issues involved and, above all, his opinions are based on a deep love for the game and sport in general. His writing has become essential reading for all sports fans. This book shows exactly why that is the case.
Signed with dedication at Lords 2011, first edition, as new.

Added value:
signed copy
Author(s):
Mike Atherton
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0857203487
ISBN-13:
9780857203489
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Title:
Glorious Summers and Discontents

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