One Long and Beautiful Summer

A Short Elegy For Red-Ball Cricket

Author: Duncan Hamilton

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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*A MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING SPORTS WRITER* 'Hamilton's book is a marvel . . . I'm not sure he could write a dull sentence if he tried' Spectator One of Duncan Hamilton's favourite writers on cricket, Edmund Blunden, wrote how he felt going to watch a game: 'You arrive early, earlier even than you meant . . . and you feel a little guilty at the thought of the day you propose to give up to sheer luxury'. Following Neville Cardus's assertion that 'there can be no summer in this land without cricket', Hamilton plotted the games he would see in 2019 and write down reflectively on some of the cricket that blessed his own sight. It would be captured in the context of the coming season in case subsequent summers and the imminent arrival of The Hundred made that impossible. He would write in the belief that after this season the game might never be quite the same again. He visits Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club to see Nottinghamshire play Hampshire at the tiny ground of Sookholme, gifted to the club by a local philanthropist who takes money on the gate; his village team at Menston in Yorkshire; the county ground at Hove; watches Ben Stokes's heroics at Headingley, marvels at Jofra Archer's gift of speed in a Second XI fixture for Sussex against Gloucestershire in front of 74 people and three well-behaved dogs; and realises when he reaches the last afternoon of the final county match of the season at Taunton, 'How blessed I am to have been born here. How I never want to live anywhere else. How much I love cricket.' One Long and Beautiful Summer forms a companion volume to Hamilton's 2009 classic, A Last English Summer. It is sports writing at its most accomplished and evocative, confirming his reputation as the finest contemporary chronicler of the game.

One Long and Beautiful Summer

An Elegy for the Red Ball Game

Author: Duncan Hamilton

Publisher: riverrun

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 320

View: 487

*A MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING SPORTS WRITER* 'Hamilton's book is a marvel . . . I'm not sure he could write a dull sentence if he tried' Spectator One of Duncan Hamilton's favourite writers on cricket, Edmund Blunden, wrote how he felt going to watch a game: 'You arrive early, earlier even than you meant . . . and you feel a little guilty at the thought of the day you propose to give up to sheer luxury'. Following Neville Cardus's assertion that 'there can be no summer in this land without cricket', Hamilton plotted the games he would see in 2019 and write down reflectively on some of the cricket that blessed his own sight. It would be captured in the context of the coming season in case subsequent summers and the imminent arrival of The Hundred made that impossible. He would write in the belief that after this season the game might never be quite the same again. He visits Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club to see Nottinghamshire play Hampshire at the tiny ground of Sookholme, gifted to the club by a local philanthropist who takes money on the gate; his village team at Menston in Yorkshire; the county ground at Hove; watches Ben Stokes's heroics at Headingley, marvels at Jofra Archer's gift of speed in a Second XI fixture for Sussex against Gloucestershire in front of 74 people and three well-behaved dogs; and realises when he reaches the last afternoon of the final county match of the season at Taunton, 'How blessed I am to have been born here. How I never want to live anywhere else. How much I love cricket.' “/i>font size="+1">One Long and Beautiful Summer forms a companion volume to Hamilton's 2009 classic, A Last English Summer. It is sports writing at its most accomplished and evocative, confirming his reputation as the finest contemporary chronicler of the game.

Falmouth, Massachusetts

Problems of a Resort Community

Author: Millard Clark Faught

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Falmouth (Mass.)

Page: 190

View: 321

Examines the vacation industry and studies Falmouth, Massachusetts as a resort town with many typical issues to evaluate.

Yesterdays with Authors

Author: James Thomas Fields

Publisher:

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 419

View: 194

Several eminent artists of that day painted the likeness of Pope and among them Sir Godfrey Kneller and Jervas but I like the expression of this one by Richardson best of all. The mouth it will be observed is very sensitive and the eyes almost painfully so.

The History of Darke County, Ohio

Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio, Map of Darke County, Etc

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Category: Darke County (Ohio)

Page: 754

View: 867

The Garden

An Illustrated Weekly Journal of Gardening in All Its Branches

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Category: Gardening

Page:

View: 855

Haiku: Summer-autumn

Author: Reginald Horace Blyth

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Category: English poetry

Page:

View: 869

Outing

Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction

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Category: Sports

Page:

View: 502