Over 250 years of the finest cricket writing, by W. G. Grace, C. L. R. James, Angus Fraser and many more.
Brian Levison has a lifelong interest in cricket and played club cricket for several years. He was one of six people chosen to feature in the 2013 Lord's Crown Jewels of Cricket exhibition to mark the 150th edition of Wisden. His books include Amazing & Extraordinary Facts: Cricket and Classical Music's Strangest Concerts & Characters (a compilation of musical anecdotes co-written with Frances Farrer). He is a prize-winning poet who has published three collections of poetry. His poems have appeared in The Cricketer and his work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC1. Several texts have been set to music, including the oratorio Exodus, first performed in 2002.
There is a treat around every corner . . . this will stay on the bedside table for some time . . . It is a splendid reminder that we have the best game in the worlds, and the best writers too. - All Out CricketRanges far and wide through the literature of the game . . . almost certainly the only book in history to combine the best bits of Gus Fraser and Charles Dickens. Something for everyone then. - Guardian