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Author: various authors Narrator: Ghizela Rowe, Tim Graham Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780000244
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As the sun lengthens its days to summer, so a sport begins to dominate the thoughts and actions of sportsmen all over the globe. This game that is so encapsulated in village greens, of evening song, of Middle England, is now spread far across the world. From the marathon of a five day test to the razzle-dazzle excitement of Twenty20, cricket captures many things: the comforting sound of willow on leather, the slow raised hand of an umpire, the arcane rules, and frequent breaks for tea and other necessities that still conjure up the image of a bygone world.

In this volume poets throughout the ages share the agony and the ecstasy of this great sport. Included here are “Cricket at Harrow” by Lord Byron, “Dedicated to the Famous Notts and Surrey Elevens” by Albert Craig “Dad on the Test” by C. J. Dennis, “Cricket” by J. S. Fletcher, an extract from “A Shropshire Lad” by A. E. Houseman, and many others.

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About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

About the Narrator

George S. Irving is an actor and voice-over artist who received a Tony® Award nomination for his Broadway appearance in Me and My Girl. His other Broadway roles include The Pirates of Penzance, Irma La Douce, and Oklahoma!, as well as the animated television special The Year without a Santa Claus.