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“AOC Book of the Month”

The new issue of All Out Cricket magazine is out. Can you guess its book of the month? No, not the ‘auto’biography of Stuart Broad. It’s The Rebel Tours: Cricket’s crisis of conscience:

May succeeds in making the reader challenge their preconceptions…a fascinating book.

The full review is published in this month’s edition of AOC.

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Batting For Apartheid

We have an article in today’s Sunday Times in South Africa:

Early in 1990, England cricket captain Mike Gatting and his team began one of the most shameful chapters in the history of the game: the seventh rebel tour of South Africa….

Read the full piece here.

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“A fascinating book.”

This week’s Times Literary Supplement contains a pleasing review, concluding:

Nobody emerges with credit from Peter May’s meticulous and detailed account of the rebel tours.

You have to respect the TLS but the old-fashionedness is sublime. Just the font is enough to make you reach for the port decanter even at this early hour.

PS (13 Jan ’10) TLS reviewer Stuart George has now posted an extended version of his review on his blog.

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