The Amazing Test Match Crime

Author:   Adrian Alington ,  Marcus Berkmann
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
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9780349143880


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Format:   Paperback
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All England waited with passionate eagerness for the final match to be played at the Oval. For this was to be played to a finish and would decide the fate of the Ashes. It is 1938 and England is brimming with excitement as the final Test Match against Imperia draws near. But no corner of the land has the fate of the Ashes closer to its heart than the village of Wattlecombe Ducis, Glebeshire. It was here at the Manor House that Norman Blood, captain of England, spent his childhood playing cricket with the vicar's radiant daughter, Monica. And it was she who presented young but poor Joe Prestwick with a belt on the occasion of his first game of cricket, saving his honour for as Sir Timothy Blood remarked, 'I would rather see the whole village dead at my feet than a man bowling in braces.' With a short - but sensational - career behind him, Joe just needs to be selected to play at the Oval to win Monica's heart and her hand in marriage: everything depends on the Test. But The Bad Men, Europe's most wanted gang, have no intention of letting the best team win. Sawn-off Carlo, The Professor and Ralph the Disappointment (an Englishman who, knowing the rules of the Game, is eternally damned for not playing by them) plan to strike a blow at the very heart of proud Albion and her Empire. THE AMAZING TEST MATCH CRIME, first published in 1939, is a wicked yet affectionate comedy of cricketing (and criminal) manners, proving - as if proof were needed - that a straight bat and nimble spinning finger will always win through.

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Author:   Adrian Alington ,  Marcus Berkmann
Publisher:   Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint:   Abacus
Dimensions:   Width: 12.60cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 19.60cm
Weight:   0.200kg
ISBN:  

9780349143880


ISBN 10:   0349143889
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   06 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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I can quite honestly say that I have never laughed as much at a book since I read about that classic cricket match in England Their England. -- Brian Johnston


I can quite honestly say that I have never laughed as much at a book since I read about that classic cricket match in England Their England -- Brian Johnston


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Marcus Berkmann has spent more than thirty years sitting in front of various television screens swearing at incompetent England batsmen. In his leisure time he has written columns on sport for Punch, the Independent on Sunday and the Daily Express. He is a regular contributor to Private Eye and film critic of the Oldie, and writes book reviews for the Daily Mail. His books include Rain Men: The Madness of Cricket, Zimmer Men: The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer, Fatherhood: The Truth and A Matter of Facts: The Insider's Guide to Quizzing.

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