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Jonathan Smith’s The Following Game paperback version published May 8, 2013

Posted by Jonathan Barnes, editor in New releases, Peridot Press.
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Through our publishing imprint Peridot Press, we are delighted to announce the publication of the paperback version of Jonathan Smith’s memoir, The Following Game.

Jonathan Smith was, for many years, Head of English at Tonbridge School. As well as his acclaimed memoir, The Learning Game, which was described by Matthew Parris as ‘the only book I have read on teaching which is not boring’, he has published six novels and written many plays for radio.  A film of his novel Summer in February, for which he wrote the screenplay, will be released in 2013. Jonathan is the father of the writer, Ed Smith, who played cricket for Kent, Middlesex and England.

As you may have seen, the hardback version of The Following Game gathered some stunning reviews upon publication in 2011.

‘Jonathan Smith is just as good at writing as he was at teaching. And that, believe me, is saying a very great deal.’ – Dan Stevens in The Times Educational Supplement

‘This beautifully produced little book says more about family, books and the game of cricket than many flashier volumes by well-known names. It is modest, candid, personal and brief, but full of surprises.’ – Robert McCrum, The Observer

‘The best passages flow along so joyously as to call to mind a cover drive by that most famous of Tonbridge old boys, Colin Cowdrey.’  – The Cricketer

To order a copy of the paperback version, visit our bookshop.



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