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In Gideon Haigh's latest book, one of cricket's finest writers turns his subject Inside Out, examining those aspects of cricket that distinguish it from other games, from the centenary of Sir Donald Bradman and the cult of the baggy green cap to the threat and promise of the Twenty20 revolution. This is cricket not only as it is played, but as it is seen, run, commercialised, codified, promoted, politicised and also written about by others, with a detailed introduction to the distinguished literary traditions of which Gideon Haigh now forms part.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522855531
ISBN-10: 0522855539
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh has been a journalist for twenty-five years and a journeyman cricketer even longer. He has won the Australian Cricket Society's Literary Award five times, and the Chewy Onya Boot Award for the most not-outs in a season at South Yarra Cricket Club twice. He works mainly for the Monthly, the Guardian and Cricinfo, and lives with a cat, Trumper.

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