Half-Time (Wisden Sports Writing)

3.8 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781472908940: Half-Time (Wisden Sports Writing)

Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic efforts made for a heady spectacle. England's Ashes Test victory at Lord's (later known as Verity's match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it "the best round of golf ever played." And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia's Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hat-trick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Robert Winder was Literary Editor of the Independent and Deputy Editor of Granta. He is the author of several books including Hell for Leather: A Modern Cricket Journey and Bloody Foreigners: The Story of Immigration to Britain, and a team member of the Gaieties Cricket Club, whose chairman was the late Harold Pinter. His most recent book is The Little Wonder: The remarkable history of Wisden.

Review:

"This is an astonishingly good book" - Country Life

"Superb" - The Oldie

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Robert Winder
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic efforts made for a heady spectacle. England s Ashes Test victory at Lord s (later known as Verity s match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it the best round of golf ever played . And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia s Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hat-trick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes. Bookseller Inventory # AA79781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Winder Robert, Winder Robert
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 20284692-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Robert Winder
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Set against the backdrop of depression-era politics, 1934 was an annus mirabilis for English sport. Within just a few days of each other, Hedley Verity, Henry Cotton and Fred Perry all triumphed in their field. To a sporting audience still groaning through the quagmire left by the Great Depression, greedy for inspiring distractions, these heroic efforts made for a heady spectacle. England s Ashes Test victory at Lord s (later known as Verity s match) saw Australia seeking revenge after the Bodyline series of 1932-33, but Verity bowled England to a famous innings victory, taking 15 wickets - 14 in one day! That same day, Cotton set out on the first qualifying round of the British Open. He went on to set a new Open record with a game so sparkling the Daily Express called it the best round of golf ever played . And within a fortnight, Perry had beaten Australia s Jack Crawford in the Wimbledon final. England had an extraordinary national hat-trick. Together, these three contests and these three singular life stories weave a vivid portrait of an England that has faded from view. Half-Time celebrates a time of intense and rapid social and cultural change, a time that was both the last hurrah of the ancien regime and the stirring of something new. And moving through it, famous actors on a grand stage, are three very English heroes. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert Winder
Published by Wisden Sports Writing (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wisden Sports Writing, 2016. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Winder, Robert
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Book Condition: New. Series: Wisden Sports Writing. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJG; WSBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Winder, Robert
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2016. Book Condition: New. Series: Wisden Sports Writing. Num Pages: 352 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JJG; WSBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. . . 2016. Paperback. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Robert Winder
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781472908940

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.19
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Robert Winder
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1472908945. Bookseller Inventory # ST1472908945

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Robert Winder
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 374900637

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Robert Winder
Published by Wisden (2016)
ISBN 10: 1472908945 ISBN 13: 9781472908940
New Softcover Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wisden, 2016. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781472908940_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.12
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book