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“O my Hornby…” Review of The Following Game in The Cricketer magazine August 22, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in Uncategorized.

We received a copy of the September issue of The Cricketer magazine over the weekend, complete with another fantastic review of Jonathan Smith’s The Following Game.

Richard Whitehead, former deputy books editor of The Times, reviewed the book and found comparisons with Nick Hornby’s reflective style. Below is an extract:

The Following Game – the title is a nod in the direction of Jonathan Smith’s acclaimed book about teaching, The Learning Game – is not a blow-by-blow account of (his son) Ed’s career through the prism of his father’s doting gaze. Rightly, and rewardingly for the reader, he goes much deeper than that. As well as bat and ball there are literature, drama, travel and more poetry than will be found in any cricket book this year.”

Thank you for the review, Richard, and we’re glad you have joined the growing band of people who have discovered and enjoyed this fantastic little book.



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