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DENIS COMPTON : The Life of a Sporting Hero by  Tim Heald - First Edition, First Impression - 2006 - from Diversity Books and Biblio.com

DENIS COMPTON : The Life of a Sporting Hero

by Heald, Tim

Condition: Very Good/Very Good +


London: Aurum Press, 2006. viii, + 291pp., plus 1 x 16 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards bumped on foredge corners. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: "Denis Compton was one of England's - indeed cricket's - greatest batsmen. In the summer of 1947 alone he scored 18 hundreds . . . He also has the unique distinction, unlikely ever to be repeated, of having his kneecap - removed in 1955 - preserved in the museum at Lord's . . . Almost a decade after Compton's death, Tim Heald was able to put the whole life in perspective, to add new material about the memories and memorials he left behind, and to evaluate a career which remains one of the most remarkable in the history of sport." Contents include: Author's Note, 16 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 650g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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