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Twelve Summers

Being a Life-long Fan of Australian Cricket is Harder Than it Looks

Adam Zwar



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Hachette Australia
01 December 2021
Cricket fans, where were you during the disaster that was the 2013 Ashes? Adam Zwar was making a documentary about bodyline and filming a stunt that involved Brett Lee bowling bouncers to him while he wasn't wearing a helmet. Matthew Hayden warned him not do it. But the cameras were set up. What was he going to do - say no?

How about when Australia A nearly upset Australia in the 1995 World Series Cup and the players were rebelling against officials? Adam was working as a driver for an escort agency in Melbourne.

Or Australia v India in 2001? That was when Adam was stuck in a hotel with AC/DC.

For all the significant moments in Adam's life, cricket was in the background - or foreground. And you don't need to be a fan of cricket to be able to relate, because we all remember where we were when something important happened, whether that's a cricket test, an album release or a TV show ending. Twelve Summers is hilarious, moving and thought provoking. Even if you aren't a fan of cricket, you'll find a lot to love in this book.
By:   Adam Zwar
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 157mm,  Width: 233mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   378g
ISBN:   9780733647383
ISBN 10:   0733647383
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   01 December 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Zwar is an actor, writer and voice artist. He is the co-creator of the Australian comedy series Squinters, Lowdown and Wilfred, created the Channel 10 comedy series Mr. Black and the factual series Agony Aunts, Agony Uncles, The Agony of Life, The Agony of Modern Manners and Agony. He also presented and produced the cricket documentaries Underarm: The Ball That Changed Cricket and Bodyline: The Ultimate Test, and hosted the podcast 10 Questions.

Reviews for Twelve Summers: Being a Life-long Fan of Australian Cricket is Harder Than it Looks

Review, WA [PRINT] * The West Australian * 'a fun trip through the glory era of Australian cricket, with enough anecdotes and research to appeal to serious fans as well as casual watchers of the game.' * NATIONAL [ONLINE] Books+Publishing *

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