Charlie Campbell

Pushing the Boundaries

Amazing Grace: The Man Who Was WG

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Little, Brown 413pp £25 order from our bookshop

Gilbert: The Last Years of W G Grace

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Wisden 192pp £10.99 order from our bookshop

The day after W G Grace’s funeral, a writer placed an advertisement in The Sportsman announcing that he had been commissioned to produce a biography of the great man, asking all those who had known him to come forward. And they did, in droves. Since then, there has been a steady stream of books on the greatest cricketer of his age, culminating, a hundred years after his death, in these two very different volumes.

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