Gideon Haigh is one of the finest cricket writers at work today. His latest book, On Warne, is not a biography of arguably the greatest leg spin bowler of all time, it is an extended meditation on the magic and charisma of Shane Warne, the making and sustaining of his legend. Read more

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One can’t spend the last week of the year without making at least one ‘best of’ list. This list isn’t, by my reckoning, a list of the best books of 2011. Rather, it offers a compendium of some of the books I have enjoyed and admired this year. Read more

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Peter Roebuck had studied law at Cambridge University, and he brought to his cricket writing the objectivity and incisiveness of a lawyer examining evidence. His style, like the straw hat he wore so often, could only have been his. Read more

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As India’s miserable tour of England draws towards a close, here comes a book of cricket writing that no India fan should do without. Read more

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