England, Their England: Classic British Novel by A.G. Macdonell

England, Their England: Classic British Novel

byA.G. Macdonell

Kobo ebook | January 30, 2013

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This is a book remembered for its description (Chapter 7) of the village cricket match. For anyone who has played club cricket for the 3rd eleven or lower it will help to recall some of the events that make cricket the exceptional sport it is.
It is the same game with the same rules as for the pinnacle of the game, Test Cricket. It is usually played over a period of 4 hours 30 minutes, including tea.
However unfit, competent or incompetent the players are the umpires usually match them. It is a game where the unusual is commonplace, and with time the stories get magnified.
The description of the village game bundles every tall story into one.

England, Their England (1933) is an affectionately satirical comic novel of 1920s English urban and rural society by the Scottish writer A. G. Macdonell. It is particularly famed for its portrayal of village cricket.

One of a genre at the time, the novel examines the changing nature of English society during the interwar period. The style and subject matter recall the works of Evelyn Waugh, Macdonell's contemporary, and earlier writers such as P.G.Wodehouse and Jerome K. Jerome. It is also known for its description of traditional village cricket. The novel is purported to be a roman à clef. The novel won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1933. The title alludes to the refrain "England, My England" of the poem "Pro Rege Nostro" by William Ernest Henley.

Title:England, Their England: Classic British NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:WestPubLanguage:English

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