Keith Miller

R 87.00  

Subtitle: The Life of a Great All-Rounder
Author: Roland Perry
Proof Copy
Publisher: Aurum Press (2006)
ISBN-10: 1845131568
ISBN-13: 9781845131562
Condition: Very Good. Reading creases and slight cracking along spine. The cover is scratched and there is scuffing along the edges and very small creases across the corners. Some marks and scratches on the outside edges of the pages. 
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 520
Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.8 x 3 cm

Weight: 1.0 kg

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Keith Miller, who died early in 2005, was perhaps the greatest all-rounder Australian cricket has ever seen, and one of its most loved and legendary figures in both the UK and Australia. Like his English counterpart Denis Compton, and a more modern legend like Ian Botham. Miller played like he lived his life: to the full. Roland Perry has had full access to Miller's papers and to his family members to produce the definitive biography. Miller was a dashing batsman who could take a bowling attack apart. In his prime he was also a fearsome fast bowler.

He also had a prodigious appetite for gambling, alcohol and gambling - Princess Margaret appears to have been one of his many liaisons. In the epic test battles between England Australia he always played an instrumental part. But he was a legend for another reason: during the war he flew Mosquitos for the RAF, and ever after endured severe "survivor's guilt" that so many of his comrades had perished in service. 



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