Test of Time

R 60.00  

Subtitle: Travels in Search of a Cricketing Legend
Author: John Lazenby
Publisher: John Murray (2005)
ISBN-10: 0719566525
ISBN-13: 9780719566523
Condition: Very Good. A bit of scuffing along the cover edges and bumping to spine-ends. Very small creases across the corners. Internally clean, well bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 242
Dimensions: 23.3 x 15.3 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.45 kg

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John Lazenby's interest in cricket began when he discovered a box of letters written by his grandfather, the England cricketer J. R. Mason, while on a boat to Australia for the 1897-8 Ashes tour.

Inspired by these extraordinary letters, John Lazenby retraces the journey. His tour becomes a cricketing pilgrimage and a voyage of discovery as he passes through Australian cities and remote towns his grandfather visited more than a hundred years ago. During his travels he uncovers a wealth of memorabilia and anecdotes, and his wide-reaching narrative encompasses not only Mason and his team-mates, but also a wider insight into late Victorian mores.

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