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Review of The Following Game in The New Statesman September 8, 2011

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in New releases, Peridot Press.

Another excellent review of Jonathan Smith’s The Following Game, published by Peridot Press, an imprint of John Catt Educational.

This time the review, written by historian and journalist Dan Jones, appeared in The New Statesman.

The central question, though – the crease behind which Smith always grounds his bat – is one that he cannot answer. How can it be that a game of bat and ball makes a man feel like his heart could burst? And, knowing that it will, how should he live? Or, in Smith’s words: “Sport matters more than it should, but what if it comes uncomfortably close to mattering more than anything?”

Read more here.

The Following Game is available to buy via the John Catt Bookshop.



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