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Category archive: Books and reviews

28 Jul
2015

Collins and Kimber’s long, hard search for soul of cricket

Death of a Gentleman

PHILIP BARKER got an early viewing of a new documentary which bowls some real bouncers at the game’s administrators

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17 Jul
2015

Anniversary opus celebrates counties’ 125 years

Champion: who can challenge Yorkshire in the 125th year of the County Championship?

A large book, part-sponsored by the England and Wales Cricket Board, Summer’s Crown, by the award-winning cricket author Stephen Chalke, tells the story of 125 years of County Championship cricket

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1 May
2015

History repeats itself as football enters digital age

From the Back Page to the Front Room

The Morning Star’s north-east football reporter ROGER DOMENEGHETTI has written his first book, a history of English football media. Here, he outlines the background to the project

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29 Jan
2015

Memories of Mickey in a week of remembrance

The Ali Files

NORMAN GILLER’s latest book is packaged up and off to the printers, and he pauses to remember an old friend and a dark period from history

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17 Jan
2015

The American who fell for cricket’s melting pot

Mike Marqusee

ROB STEEN pays tribute to writer and friend Mike Marqusee, who died this week

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23 Nov
2014

Catterick’s Everton legacy too easily overlooked

Harry Catterick: built one of the greatest teams of the 1960s

ERIC BROWN welcomes the overdue biography of one of the top managers of 1960s English football

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13 Nov
2014

Racing Post’s 2015 Annual is a galloping good read

RACING POST ANNUAL 2015 COVER

Not since he was about to receive his Roy of the Rovers Annual has ANTON RIPPON had such anticipation for the publication of once-a-year volume

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24 Oct
2014

Moore book dominates list full of controversies

Bobby Moore

ANTON RIPPON casts his expert eye over the runners and riders for the 2014 Bookies’ Prize

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22 Oct
2014

Book that could have bookies running for the hills

Bookies book

ANTON RIPPON catches up with a sports book author whose latest work offers an insight to a bygone age

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23 Sep
2014

Floodlights illuminate history of spectator sport

floodlights and touchlines book

The latest book from Rob Steen has the look of a heavyweight, but SARAH JUGGINS say that it comes with a deft touch

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