Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine (English Edition) epub – Andy-palmer.co.uk


11 thoughts on “Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine (English Edition)

  1. says:

    Transported me back to the golden age of cricket and laid bare the true realities of the time Learie stands tall in all aspects of his life


  2. says:

    Bought this as a present for my father , he has just finished reading it and said it is the best book he has and he has a lot of cricket books


  3. says:

    A very well written biography about one of the all time greats.


  4. says:

    great product and service


  5. says:

    Great delivery and a brilliantly written book on a great cricketer Thank you


  6. says:

    Purchased as a gift


  7. says:

    No feedback as bought for a cricket fan


  8. says:

    My husband loved this book


  9. says:

    Timely delivery and as expected, it is a nice book.


  10. says:

    Hero Hero Glad this could be documented for all to understand that you are your own limitations


  11. says:

    Learie Constantine has a story worth telling He was a famous cricket star who became an important civil rights figure, being the first black man to sit in the House of Lords The second part of the story, which I think is important, gets short shrift at least 80% of the book is about cricket It will be all but incomprehensible if you re not pretty familiar with the game As a cricket book, it s mediocre, and as social history it s very thin Read this book only if you ve already read C.L.R James Beyond a Boundary at least twice.


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Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine (English Edition) Winner of the MCC Book of the Year AwardHis father was a first class cricketer, his grandfather was a slaveBorn in rural Trinidad in , Learie Constantine was the most dynamic all round cricketer of his age when he played Test cricket for the West Indies and club cricket for Nelson Few who saw Constantine in action would ever forget the experience As well as the cricketing genius that led to Constantine being described as the most original cricketer of his time, Connie illuminates the world that he grew up in, a place where the memories of slavery were still fresh and where a peculiar, almost obsessive, devotion to Englishness created a society that was often British than Britain itself Harry Pearson looks too at the society Constantine came to in England, which he would embrace as much as it embraced him the narrow working class world of the industrial North during a time of grave economic depression Connie reveals how a flamboyant showman from the West Indies actually dovetailed rather well in a place where local music hall stars such as George Formby, Frank Randle and Gracie Fields were fted as heroes, and how Lancashire League cricket fitted into this world of popular entertainment Connie tells an uplifting story about sport and prejudice, genius and human decency, and the unlikely cultural exchange between two very different places the tropical island of Trinidad and the cloth manufacturing towns of northern England which shared the common language of cricket

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