Overview:The Great Romantic: Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus - Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2019 'All lovers of cricket will enjoy this book.' - Michael Henderson, The Cricketer Neville Cardus described how one majestic stroke-maker 'made music' and 'spread beauty' with his bat. Between two world wars, he became the laureate of cricket by doing the same with words. In The Great Romantic, award-winning author Duncan Hamilton demonstrates how Cardus changed sports journalism for ever. While popularising cricket - while appealing, in Cardus' words to people who 'didn't know a leg-break from the pavilion cat at Lord's'- he became a star in his own right with exquisite phrase-making, disdain for statistics and a penchant for literary and musical allusions. Among those who venerated Cardus were PG Wodehouse, John Arlott, Harold Pinter, JB Priestley and Don Bradman. However, behind the rhapsody in blue skies, green grass and colourful characters, this richly evocative biography finds that Cardus' mother was a prostitute, he never knew his father and he received negligible education. Infatuations with younger women ran parallel to a decidedly unromantic marriage. And, astonishingly, the supreme stylist's aversion to factual accuracy led to his reporting on matches he never attended. Yet Cardus also belied his impoverished origins to prosper in a second class-conscious profession, becoming a music critic of international renown. The Great Romantic uncovers the dark enigma within a golden age.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603725644-9781473661837. It was written by the following authors: Duncan Hamilton. Book The Great Romantic: Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus, which can be read online, published by the company: Hodder & Stoughton. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Entertainment, True Stories, History, Biography. The book was published on 2019-07-25 00:00:00. It has 400 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 618 g. File for download The Great Romantic: Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus has PDF format and is called the-great-romantic-cricket-andthe-golden-age-of-neville-cardus.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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