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Archie Jackson

Cricket's Tragic Genius (Revised and Updated)

David Frith



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Geoff Slattery Pub
08 July 2020
David Frith's acclaimed biography of Archie Jackson, Australian cricket's doomed batting genius, still stands as the definitive account of a sporting life cut heartbreakingly short.

When Frith's first iteration of this classic biography was published in 1974, in a limited edition, it became the rarest of publishing phenomenon: an award-winner and an immediate collector's item. In its foreword, England's legendary fast bowler, Harold Larwood, wrote of Archie Jackson: You just had to find a place in your heart for a fellow like him.

In this new edition, Archie Jackson - Cricket's Tragic Genius, Frith has revised and updated the story, adding precious new material gleaned during a lifelong of devotion to his subject.
By:   David Frith
Imprint:   Geoff Slattery Pub
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 1mm
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780975836200
ISBN 10:   097583620X
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   08 July 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Frith is an award-winning cricket historian and writer, and the author of 35 books on the game. Born in London, he emigrated to Australia in 1949, but found fame upon his return to England, where he took up the editorship of The Cricketer. Between 1979 and 1996, he was the founding editor of Wisden Cricket Monthly, an award-winning cricket magazine with a legion of admirers around the world. He lives in Guildford, Surrey.

Reviews for Archie Jackson: Cricket's Tragic Genius (Revised and Updated)

Thank goodness the cricket world has always thrown up men like David Frith, who seem to regard a contribution to cricket history as a duty to mankind, commented Sir Donald Bradman. When I see the quality of writing by people like David Frith, I feel daunted. I can never write as well as they can. So, I don't try, added Rahul Dravid. David Frith is cricket. said Gideon Haigh. David's supporters make up a decent top three in any author's side but they are nothing more than he deserves. -- Paul Edwards * * The value of Frith's rigour in tracking down sources and chronicling their memories grows as first-hand witnesses pass on....As ever, Frith writes with sympathy, sound judgement and an eye for a phrase. -- Richard Hobson * Cricketer magazine *

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