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Cardus: A Readers Guide

Bob Hilton

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Cardus: A Reader Guide includes a reminiscence of Cardus by the eminent cricket writer, David Frith, and has many illustrations - in particular a series of Carduss own drawings, here seen for the first time. These cartoons, demonstrating anotherMoreCardus: A Reader Guide includes a reminiscence of Cardus by the eminent cricket writer, David Frith, and has many illustrations - in particular a series of Carduss own drawings, here seen for the first time. These cartoons, demonstrating another aspect of Carduss genius, fancifully place the Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett in a variety of historical poses - an idea to which Cardus was inspired by the man of mystery tag that his ferile mind gave to a player who managed to mix an unsporty appearance with a great bowlers skill and cunning.Cricket has a rich literature, none of its gems more brilliant than the works of Guardian-man Neville Cardus, ranging over cricket, music, and autobiography.Cardus: A Readers Guide celebrates his publications chiefly in the fields of cricket and autobiography. It places them in the context of his life, and quotes typical passages to provide a flavour of the verve, elegance, humour, and breadth of reference that made up his originality.Critical to his style was his ability to render the games players and settings with an artists eye, justly giving his work the status of literature.Also remembered here are his specialist music writings to which Cardus himself attached the first importance. They too are to be savoured as both criticism and literature.