Glorious Summers and Discontents: Looking Back on the Ups and Downs from a Dramatic Decade

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In this fascinating book, Mike Atherton selects the best pieces he has written over the last decade. Renowned as a shrewd and resolute captain of England, Atherton moved effortlessly into the commentary box and Fleet Street, proving himself every bit as capable with the pen as with the bat. It has been a dramatic period, seeing the rise of Twenty20 cricket and the IPL, as well as the revival of England's prospects, breaking a long era of Australian dominance in the Ashes. There has also been controversy, too, with terrorist attacks, Zimbabwe and allegations of Pakistani spot-fixing all distracting fans from the essence of the game. Through it all, Atherton comments with the true insight of one who has been there, the humane understanding of someone who has genuine empathy for the issues involved and, above all, his opinions are based on a deep love for the game and sport in general. His writing has become essential reading for all sports fans. This book shows exactly why that is the case.

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`Engaging, insightful and laced with wry humour, it's easy to see why Mike Atherton's writing scoops handfuls of those fancy journalism awards each year... A Test captain just a decade ago, Atherton nonetheless writes from the standpoint of a dispassionate observer, unafraid to criticise those in power. This insider/outsider perspective is part of what makes Glorious Summers & Discontents - a collection of his writing - a superb book... fascinating read' --Sport Magazine...even when one disagrees with Atherton there remains the sense of encountering a civilised, intelligent human being for whom cricket is not just a game but an expression of wider values' --Wisden Cricket

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Mike Atherton is the award-winning Chief Cricket Correspondent of The Times and commentates for Sky Sports. As a player, he won 115 caps for England, leading his country on a record 54 occasions. He retired from the game in 2001, and subsequently published his bestselling autobiography, Opening Up.

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