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HAROLD LARWOOD. by  DUNCAN: HAMILTON - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja802718)

HAROLD LARWOOD.

HAROLD LARWOOD. by  DUNCAN: HAMILTON - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja802718)
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HAROLD LARWOOD.

by HAMILTON, DUNCAN:

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ISBN 13
9781847249494
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.[Complete number line 10 - 2 descending,so 1st edn,2nd impression.] FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip (£20.00) to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt, subject colour portrait photographic illustrated dw/dj panels with red+black lettering; with negligible shelf-wear or creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Head+foot of spine/ backstrip of dw/dj minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing and book has a slight lean.Top edges minimally,sporadically and faintly spotted from dust-soiling but not aged/toned,fore-edges brighter and cleaner and also without toning; contents bright, tight,clean, solid and sound - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners,appears unread - apart from my own collation. Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered apart from bottom corners which are minimally bumped,publisher's original plain black cloth boards with bright,crisp,stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.An approx 1/2"/10cm vertical split at head of spine's rear, gutter's fold/crease.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn, vi-ixpp+1-387pp [paginated] includes contents list/table, double-page contemporary cricket match (Brisbane,February 1933) b/w photograph,b/w thumbnail photographic illustrated foreword separator page to foreword,individual separator pages to Pts 1-3 which comprise 14 chapters + an afterword, contemporary b/w thumbnail photographic illustrated chapter separator pages, profuse other contemporary b/w photographs interspersed throughout the text and the book,acknowledgements, appendices (3),a bibliography and an index.Plus [unpaginated] half-title with subject's b/w portrait photograph to its verso,title page,a dedication,verso of last paginated page (pp387) with b/w photographic reproduction of a cricket match programme (England vs Australia,3rd Test match,Leeds 1926] and 2pp blanks following.
Harold Larwood was the terror of the shires.He stood just 5 feet 7.1/2" in his cricket boots and weighed less than 11 stone,but he bowled as fast and as furiously as any bowler before or since - particularly after a couple of lunchtime pints had sharpened his appetite for unleashing mayhem . . .
Larwood was his country's chief weapon during the MCC's 1932- 33 tour of Australia,when England used 'Bodyline' tactics to combat a batting phenomenon called Don Bradman. Bodyline halved Bradman's batting average and brought England a 4-1 series victory,but the diplomatic row that followed brought Anglo-Australian relations to the brink of collapse. Larwood was used as a scapegoat by the MCC,which demanded he apologize for bowling Bodyline.Arguing that he had simply obeyed the instructions of his captain,Douglas Jardine,Larwood refused.He never played for England again.Frustrated and depressed,in 1950 he emigrated to Australia.
The saga of Bodyline has been told before,but Larwood's own story has not.Using documents provided by Larwood's family, Duncan Hamilton has created an intimate and compelling portrait of the fast bowler's life: from his Nottinghamshire mining village upbringing,through the shock of Bodyline and its traumatic aftermath,to his emigration to Sydney where he and his family found happiness.
A moving recreation of the betrayal and redemption of a working- class hero and forgotten titan of English cricket,'Harold Larwood' will enthrall not only cricket fans, but all those who relish biographical writing of the highest quality. Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering it's prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered it's qualifying compensation rates too!
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Title
HAROLD LARWOOD.
Author
HAMILTON, DUNCAN:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w auto+biographical photographs.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1847249493
ISBN 13
9781847249494
Publisher
LONDON.QUERCUS,2009.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
2009
Keywords
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