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The cricket was so exciting!

I can't see the Times list, as I don't subscribe. One of my favourite cricketing scenes, just part of the book but crucial to the plot, is the match in Murder Must Advertise.


Gosh, now I've just ordered two books based on my reading of your blog today! Half of the Human Race and Passengers. And I'm tempted by Elizabeth Goudge and decided (for the moment)not to get Pink Rabbit which I read as a library book when I was 10. You make great recommendations; I have found so many interesting books through your blog. Thanks again.

On the cricket, I'm a bit disappointed they reduced the number of teams in the world cup so there wasn't as much chance for Ireland to qualify this time.


Here's the list minus the 2 above:
The Cricket Match by Hugh de Sélincourt (1924)
England, their England by AG Macdonell (1933)
Playing the Game by Ian Buruma (1991)
The Match by Romesh Gunesekera (2006)
24 for 3 by Jennie Walker (2007)
Netherland by Joseph O'Neill (20080
Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka (2011)
Selection Day by Aravind Adiga (2016)

I must read the Sayers!


Thank you, Helen!


Thank you!

Simon T (StuckinaBook)

The cricket match in The Go-Between remains the only time I've felt invested in sport, in fact or fiction!

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