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Published by Anderson Press

‘What’s this?’ I said. ‘Tea with milk and sugar.’ said the Butler. ‘I don’t drink tea,’ I said. ‘All civilised people drink tea, young Master Jones.’

‘Then I guess I’m not civilised.’

‘A claim you share with Vikings, Huns, assorted barbarian hordes. and marauders of all stripes….’

This is about cricket. You know that game with stumps, wickets, and a hard red ball. This though, is also about so much more.

It made me laugh – I have a friend who has recently returned to Washington DC – reasonable enough, after all she is American. Having just read this – it made me wonder what she thought, truly thought of us English. We are, after all a rather unique race of people.

This was a joy. It was also touching and thought provoking.

I wish Carol was still in the UK – I would have given her this to read.

If you want a book that is about cricket, this is for you – but be warned. It’s not just about cricket…there’s a lot more depth to it than that, though I suppose some cricket fans might object to that statement. There are more depths though, whatever you may be led to believe.

Brilliant, funny, joyful and as I said, thought provoking and touching.

It’s about being a gentleman, cricket…oh, and tea…

I read a proof – that looks nothing like the cover above – which I have to admit doesn’t appeal to me – that said ‘Never judge a book by its cover.’ So don’t. Read this.

 

 

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