Following On: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket (Hardback)Emma John (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 30 mm
Wittily and charmingly combines adolescent excess with grown-up irony and perspective. Sport hasn't seen anything quite like this. * Simon Barnes *
Emma's memoir somehow manages to be the story of my own youth. It is a touching and funny account of a cricketing era that though recent also feels very long gone. * Miles Jupp *
A winner - funny, warm, perceptive, and wonderfully evocative. Highly recommended. * Michael Simkins *
Deftly comic, wonderfully true, for anyone who has ever thought that England, chasing 600 in the fourth innings, just might do it. * Gideon Haigh *
A beautifully constructed and painfully honest memoir of blind loyalty to an unworthy sporting team. * Lynne Truss *
Wonderful, funny, elegantly turned and strikingly perceptive. Above all it has a warmth you don't often find in cricket writing. * Marcus Berkmann *
I have read a fair few cricket books but none like this.... Consistently witty and full of wonder. * Arthur Smith *
A fresh and lively read * The Observer *
A gloriously funny yet poignant memoir * The Guardian *
It is in equal measure funny, insightful, perceptive, illuminating and best of all a jolly good cricket read * www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk *
A witty and thoughtful recollection of growing up as a sports-mad girl in the Nineties * School Sport *
A funny and touching memoir * School Sport *
Following On is the wonderful story of John's rather unhealthy teenage obsession with England's finest set of losers ... It is a very funny depiction of why cricket touches you, however bad the team is that you follow * The Cricket Paper *
A real treat of a book, that will gladden the hearts of any cricket lover over 25, and broaden the horizons of anyone under. * All Out Cricket *
John met and interviewed 11 players of the Nineties for her book ... She recounts their stories with wit, warmth and perceptiveness' * New Statesman *
A witty, wry memoir ... the comparisons to Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch are justified * Independent i *
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