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Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket (English Edition) Those old enough will welcome a wonderful insight into the cricketing voices of their childhood Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket reflects upon two titans of cricket journalism and broadcasting Youngsters can discover them for the first time Stephen Fay and David Kynaston combine seamlessly to produce a gem of a book Vic Marks Observer Books of the YearMagnificent One of the best cricket books I ve read in years it makes long forgotten matches live and breathe as though they were played yesterday Marcus Berkmann Daily Mail Books of the YearA chronicle of th century class difference, elegantly observed through the lives of the two men and their attitudes towards their beloved sport Emma John Guardian Books of the YearA wonderfully readable and illuminating account of the game in the last half of the th century Beautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history, this must already be a candidate for Sports Book of the Year Unputdownable Michael Simkins Mail on Sunday A triumph Kynaston and Fay both have inside outside sensitivities that keep this near seamless collaboration shrewd, worldly, balanced and fresh Times Literary Supplement A delightful and thoughtful book A nostalgic delight Standpoint John Arlott and EW Swanton defined cricket commentary in the second half of the th century As this wonderful biography shows, they were united by their love of the spirit of cricket, and stood together in resisting anything that compromised it, from bullying moguls to racism Daily Telegraph An important account of English cricket through the post war decades from the glorious summer ofto one day cricket and Packer Cricket has always produced literature that weaves together sport and society and this book certainly presents an insight into post war England that reaches far beyond the boundary rope Country Life A historian of peerless sensitivity and curiosity about the lives of individuals Praise for David Kynaston Financial Times John Arlott and EW Swanton were the voices of English cricket for much of the post war years This insightful, provocative book gently teases out the differences in their styles, backgrounds and personalities and shows why all this mattered in a society defined by class and in a sport riven by it Hugh MacDonald HeraldWINNER OF THE TELEGRAPH CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDBeautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history Unputdownable Mail on Sunday After the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket John Arlott and EW Jim Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation s summer game into a national institution Arlott and Swanton typified the contrasting aspects of post war Britain Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices Swanton s crisp and upper class, Arlott s with its Hampshire burr each had a loyal following As England moved from a class based to aegalitarian society, nothing stayed the same including professional cricket Wise, lively and filled with rich social and sporting history, Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket shows how, as the game entered a new era, these two very different men battled to save the soul of the game

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  • 28 July 2018

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