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The Great Romantic by Duncan Hamilton

The Great Romantic

Cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus

Duncan Hamilton

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 4 Jul 2019
ISBN: 9781473661837

An intimate and revealing portrait of the revolutionary journalist who changed sports reporting forever.

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4 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
12 Apr 2019

"(an) intimate and revealing portrait, by the two-time William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner, of a revolutionary journalist who changed sports journalism forever"

My late father was a great admirer of the cricket (and music) journalism of Neville Cardus, but barely anyone now seems to remember him. That should all change with this intimate and revealing portrait, by the two-time William Hill Sports Book of the Year winner, of a revolutionary journalist who changed sports journalism forever with his exquisite phrase-making, disdain for statistics, and penchant for literary and musical allusions. Cardus' mother was a prostitute, he never knew his father, and he received negligible education.

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