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The great romantic : cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus, Duncan Hamilton

Label
The great romantic : cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus
Title
The great romantic
Title remainder
cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Neville Cardus described how one majestic stroke-maker 'made music' and 'spread beauty' with his bat. Between two world wars, he became the laureate of cricket by doing the same with words. In 'The Great Romantic', award-winning author Duncan Hamilton demonstrates how Cardus changed sports journalism for ever. While popularising cricket - while appealing, in Cardus' words to people who 'didn't know a leg-break from the pavilion cat at Lord's'- he became a star in his own right with exquisite phrase-making, disdain for statistics and a penchant for literary and musical allusions. Among those who venerated Cardus were PG Wodehouse, John Arlott, Harold Pinter, JB Priestley and Don Bradman. However, behind the rhapsody in blue skies, green grass and colourful characters, this richly evocative biography finds that Cardus' mother was a prostitute, he never knew his father and he received negligible education
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Duncan
Dewey number
  • 070.4'49796'092
  • 070.4'49796'092
  • 070.4'49796'092
  • 070.4'49796'092
  • 070.449796092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cardus, Neville
  • Sportswriters
  • Music critics
  • Cricket
  • Biography
Label
The great romantic : cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus, Duncan Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473661837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 370 pages
Isbn
9781473661837
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The great romantic : cricket and the golden age of Neville Cardus, Duncan Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473661837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 370 pages
Isbn
9781473661837
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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