A Lot of Hard Yakka (Paperback)Simon Hughes (author)
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Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 24 mm
Terrific. * Harold Pinter *
A devastating account of English cricket and its shortcomings... The book describes the shocking lack of ambition, dedication, coaching and leadership in English cricket. * Mike Brearley, Observer *
A brilliant commentary on the life of a county cricketer. * Mike Selvey, Guardian *
You will never read a better book about the bizarre circus known as county cricket ... a very funny, often outrageous book. * Ian Wooldridge, Daily Mail *
Hughes may never have scaled the heights as a cricketer, but he has become a wonderful writer on the sport ... gaspingly candid ... One thing is clear from this book - he had a really good time. So will anyone sensible enough to read it. * Marcus Berkmann, Daily Telegraph *
Sharp and funny ... his book sails neatly between self-glorification and self-pity and lays bare the real truth of the athlete: a dark life of angst and self-doubt lit by sudden piercing shafts of transcendent adequacy. * Simon Barnes, The Times *
May be the first cricketer's autobiography ever to tell it like it is, from dressing-room to bedroom ... Hughes is rivetingly unguarded. * Tim de Lisle, Wisden Cricket Monthly *
As life-lived-through-sport, it is pure Hornby ... The book that cricket needed. * Simon Wilde, The Times *
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