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Geoff Boycott

Geoff Boycott


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Few modern British sportsmen have fascinated the public more than Geoff Boycott. In this first comprehensive and balanced account of Boycott's life - fully updated to include his battle against cancer - award-winning author Leo McKinstry lifts the lid on one of cricket's great enigmatic characters.

A record-breaking Test cricketer and acerbic commentator, Geoff Boycott has never been far away from controversy during his long career in the game.

Based on meticulous research and interviews with a host of players, Test captains, officials, broadcasters, friends and enemies, this definitive biography cuts through the Boycott myth to expose the truth about this charismatic, single-minded and often exasperating personality.

What was Boycott like as a schoolboy? How did his England cricket colleagues such as Graham Gooch, Dennis Amiss and Brian Close feel about him as a person? Why was he so unpopular in his early career for Yorkshire? And what is the real truth about the relationships that soured his private world?

From his upbringing as a miner's son in a Yorkshire village, through highlights like his hundredth century at Headingley against Australia, to the low points such as the damaging court case in France, this warts-and-all account of his life makes for captivating reading.


About the Author:

Leo McKinstry writes regularly for the Daily Mail, the Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator magazine on a wide range of subjects. Born in Belfast in 1962, he is a graduate of Cambridge University. He has authored several books, including the critically acclaimed story of the Charlton brothers, Jack and Bobby, which won the WHSmith Sports Book of the Year Award in 2003.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780007196937
  • Publisher: Willow
  • Publisher Imprint: Willow
  • Depth: 32
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 28 mm
  • Weight: 394 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0007196938
  • Publisher Date: 03 May 2005
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 191 mm
  • No of Pages: 368
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: A Cricketing Hero
  • Width: 127 mm

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