SWEET SUMMERS: THE CLASSIC CRICKET WRITING OF JM KILBURN by JM Kilburn

SWEET SUMMERS: THE CLASSIC CRICKET WRITING OF JM KILBURN

byJM Kilburn

Kobo ebook | November 24, 2012

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SWEET SUMMERS

THE CLASSIC CRICKET WRITING OF
JM KILBURN

Edited by
Duncan Hamilton

Winner of the Wisden Cricket Book of the Year 2009

GREAT NORTHERN

 


‘He was the very best of cricket writers.’
Dickie Bird

For more than forty summers, J M Kilburn was one of cricket’s major romantic poets; the Coleridge to Neville Cardus’ Wordsworth. His cultivated essays captured the spirit and beauty of the game and the legends gracing it, among them Donald Bradman, Fred Trueman, Jack Hobbs, Keith Miller, Garry Sobers, Hedley Verity and Walter Hammond. He writes of the days when 8,000 people watched Yorkshire’s County Championship matches; when he travelled by ship on an Ashes tour with his friend Len Hutton; and of a bygone but beautiful period when one-day matches, coloured clothing and rampant commercialism in cricket simply didn’t exist.
    Now you can explore these summer days in a richly satisfying collection of Kilburn’s work. His words are worth reading not only because he was a knowledgeable and respected interpreter of cricket but also for the valuable historical and social perspective that reading him provides. This book is a glorious, literary treat for anyone who appreciates the true spirit of cricket.

‘His prose was clear, simple and elegant;  a little, perhaps, like the batting of the Len Hutton he admired so much and wrote so much about.’
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

‘Nowadays, I believe there are too many writers attached to cricket who know bugger all about it - Jim was different.’
Geoffrey Boycott

Contributions from: Dickie Bird, Richie Benaud, Richard Hutton, John Woodcock, Matthew Engel, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Geoffrey Moorhouse, David Frith, Derek Hodgson, Brian Close, Ray Illingworth, Stephen Chalke, Harry Gration, Chris Waters, Bob Appleyard, Don Wilson.

Title:SWEET SUMMERS: THE CLASSIC CRICKET WRITING OF JM KILBURNFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 24, 2012Publisher:Great Northern BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006364675

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