BRIAN LEVISON has published three collections of poetry and, with Frances Farrar, a compilation of musical anecdotes, Classical Music's Strangest Concerts and Characters. His poems have been published in The Cricketer and broadcast by the BBC.
Cricket, as Sam Johnson might have averred, has all that life affords. Almost every aspect is touched upon in this delightful collection. It is the product of wide reading, deep interest and a versatile mind.One of the nicest things I've been asked to sign.There is a treat around every corner . . . this will stay on the bedside table for some time . . . It is a splendid reminder that we have the best game in the world, and the best writers too. Ranges far and wide through the literature of the game . . . almost certainly the only book in history to combine the best bits of Gus Fraser and Charles Dickens. Something for everyone then. - GuardianRead the book if you love cricket or if you love life - or if like so many of us, you believe the two are interchangeable. - ESPNCricinfo