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One Long and Beautiful Summer Reviews

One Long and Beautiful Summer by Duncan Hamilton

One Long and Beautiful Summer: A Short Elegy For Red-Ball Cricket

Duncan Hamilton

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: riverrun
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 2 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781529408379

An elegiac work reflecting on the evolution of cricket since 1945 and the dramatic changes that the 2020 had promised to bring.

4 stars out of 5
Mike Atherton
14 Jul 2020

"If you like cricketing nostalgia, you’ll enjoy the book"

If you like cricketing nostalgia, you’ll enjoy the book, but I’ve never felt particularly sentimental about the game. The English cricketing scene was done, brilliantly, in 1979 by Geoffrey Moorhouse, in The Best Loved Game, and has been done this year as well by Michael Henderson, gorgeously, in That Will be England Gone. It has been done so often now, in fact, that the idea feels forced; this latest is beautifully written, as Hamilton’s books always are, but of a type.