Against the Grain

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

The timing of this book could not be happier. It deals with rebels and subversives who have sought to undermine the cricketing establishment. This summer English cricket has been convulsed by the case of one such individual. Kevin Pietersen is unquestionably the most brilliant and charismatic English batsman of his age, but he has very […]

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The Ice-Breakers

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

In the rarefied world of the Cresta Run, that headlong, terrifying, exhilarating icy descent through St Moritz on little more than a tea tray, Billy Fiske has long been a hero, revered as a magical figure who was not only the fastest runner of his generation but also the one who never crashed. His death […]

The Big Reveal

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

The American edition of Naked at Lunch has the title in big upper-case letters, printed as though they were cutouts, windows onto the scene behind, showing a man on a slatted chair that appears to be on a ship. You can see the sea, and the kind of light you get at sea, which has inspired artists for… Okay. I admit it. I could avoid the naked truth forever

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