Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

A Sortabiography

Author: Eric Idle

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 1984822608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3358

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python—from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on a remarkable journey from his childhood in an austere boarding school through his successful career in comedy, television, theater, and film. Coming of age as a writer and comedian during the Sixties and Seventies, Eric stumbled into the crossroads of the cultural revolution and found himself rubbing shoulders with the likes of George Harrison, David Bowie, and Robin Williams, all of whom became dear lifelong friends. With anecdotes sprinkled throughout involving other close friends and luminaries such as Mike Nichols, Mick Jagger, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and many more, as well as John Cleese and the Pythons themselves, Eric captures a time of tremendous creative output with equal parts hilarity and heart. In Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, named for the song he wrote for Life of Brian and which has since become the number one song played at funerals in the UK, he shares the highlights of his life and career with the kind of offbeat humor that has delighted audiences for five decades. The year 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of The Pythons, and Eric is marking the occasion with this hilarious memoir chock full of behind-the-scenes stories from a high-flying life featuring everyone from Princess Leia to Queen Elizabeth.
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Cricket, Literature and Culture

Symbolising the Nation, Destabilising Empire

Author: Anthony Bateman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754665373

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

View: 4524

In his important contribution to the growing field of sports literature, Anthony Bateman traces the relationship between literary representations of cricket and Anglo-British national identity from 1850 to the mid 1980s, with an in-depth look at cricket during the interwar period and the sport's transmission throughout the British empire. Examining newspaper accounts, instructional books, fiction, and poetry, Bateman elaborates how the long tradition of literary discourse produced cricket's cultural status and meaning.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Observer on cricket

an anthology of the best cricket writing

Author: Scyld Berry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780044402046

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 7460

Posted in Sports & Recreation


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

View: 6449

Posted in English wit and humor

Arlott on cricket

his writings on the game

Author: John Arlott,David Rayvern Allen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

View: 7719

Posted in Sports & Recreation

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography, National

Page: N.A

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A century of Philadelphia cricket

Author: John Ashby Lester

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 397

View: 7315

Posted in Sports & Recreation

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: The varieties of sport

Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415231374

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 5

View: 1140

This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The History of Cricket

Author: Eric Parker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cricket

Page: 672

View: 6643

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The Statesman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pakistan

Page: N.A

View: 6848

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My Life

Author: Brett Lee,James Knight

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184002939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 471

View: 8137

Brett Lee is one of cricket’s most prolific personalities. Recipient of the prestigious Allan Border Medal and a former Test Player of the Year—the blond speedster has amassed over 300 test wickets, and continues to add more feathers to his cap. Tearing in at over 160 kilometres an hour, ‘Binga’ has dented many a helmet and inspired fear in the best batsmen. My Life is his story—honest, engaging, and laced with charming wit. The book takes you inside the dressing room and sheds light on the highs and lows of the game—the pride of possessing a baggy green, the camaraderie between the boys, superstardom, and the inevitable controversies. It provides a glimpse into the life of one of Australia’s most successful fast bowlers and his love for music, fashion, and above all India.
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CB Fry: King Of Sport - England's Greatest All Rounder; Captain of Cricket, Star Footballer and World Record Holder

Author: Iain Wilton

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 184358686X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 8279

Charles Burgess Fry, known as C. B. Fry was an English polymath; an outstanding sportsman, politician, diplomat, academic, teacher, writer, editor and publisher, who is best remembered for his career as a cricketer. Fry's achievements on the sporting field included representing England at both cricket and football, an F.A. Cup Final appearance for Southampton F.C. and equalling the then world record for the long jump. But he was much more than a sportsman. He won a major scholarship to Oxford, where his friends numbered Max Beerbohm, Hilaire Belloc, and F.E. Smith. He wrote several books, including an autobiography and a novel, and he was one of the most successful journalists of his day. He was a friend of many prominent Labour and Liberal politicians, but flirted with Fascism, meeting Hitler in 1934. He tried out for Hollywood, represented India at the League of Nations, and stood for Parliament three times. 'A most incredible man . . . the most variously gifted Englishman of any age . . . the pre-eminent all-rounder, not merely of his own age but, so far as is measurable, of all English history.' John Arlott; 'This is a well-researched, well-rounded picture of one of England's great sporting heroes.' - Jeremy Paxman, Mail on Sunday; 'He has written what should come to be regarded as one of the very best sporting biographies. I could not put it down.' - Michael Kennedy, Sunday Telegraph; 'This is a book that rises to its subject's level in fascination, entertainment and brilliance.' - Tim Rice, Literary Review
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Indian Cricket Through the Ages

A Reader

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: History

Page: 425

View: 2614

This is the first anthology of its kind--it takes us through the course of Indian cricketing history from 1780 to 2003, with an introduction that assesses the role of cricket in Indian life. The narrative is enhanced with archival photographs and original printed material from several regional primary sources.
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Author: Pelham Francis Warner

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cricket

Page: 348

View: 2944

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Seasons of a Scholar

Some Personal Reflections of an International Business Economist

Author: John H. Dunning

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848444974

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 4327

In his perceptive and easily readable autobiography, John Dunning walks the reader through the four seasons of his professional and private life. With just the right touch of humour, he recounts his boyhood experience during the eventful days of the Second World War, his three-year spell in the Royal Navy, as well as his years as a student and research assistant at University College London. He then goes on to describe his times as teacher and researcher at Southampton, Reading and Rutgers Universities, and the origin and evolution of the Reading School of International Business scholarship. Along the way, the author shares some of his many and varied consultancy assignments and travelling experiences, offering some insights into his personal values and home life in Henley-on-Thames and Cornwall. This remarkable book gives a unique personal insight into the life and work of one of the most influential figures in the study of international business. It will no doubt prove a fascinating read to all those with an interest in the field and its development and especially to those who have benefited from the work of one of its great thinkers and scholars.
Posted in Business & Economics

Cardus on Cricket

A selection from the cricket writings of Sir Neville Cardus

Author: Neville Cardus

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285641018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

View: 4015

Neville Cardus was a literary writer whose subject happened to be cricket, and here is a representative selection of the best of Cardus's writing on the sport. Included are the imaginative reconstruction of the 1882 England and Australia test match to Cardus's descriptions of village cricket, accounts of the great players that Cardus watched play (from Donald Bradman and Harold Larwood to Wally Hammond) to examples of his 'Shastbury' writings.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Victorian Figurative Painting

Domestic Life and the Contemporary Social Scene

Author: Mary Cowling

Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Pub


Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 512

Provides a unique insight into the nature and true value of Victorian genre with reference to contmeporary sources throughout. Uncovers the real significance of the paintings discussed and what they meant to a contemporary public.
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A Tale of Dissociation

Author: Christine Stark

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 161599050X

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

View: 2361

Nickels follows a biracial girl named "Little Miss So and So," from age 4-1/2 into adulthood. Told in a series of prose poems, Nickels' lyrical and inventive language conveys the dissociative states born of a world formed by persistent and brutal incest and homophobia.The dissociative states enable the child's survival and, ultimately, the adult's healing. The story is both heartbreaking and triumphant.
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Cricket and the Victorians

Author: Keith A. P. Sandiford

Publisher: Scolar Pr

ISBN: 9781859280898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

View: 1689

Cricket and the Victorians fills a gap in the literature on the social history of England during the nineteenth century. It is based on the premise that the Victorians and Victorianism cannot be properly understood unless their approaches to leisure, sport and recreation are carefully examined. In accounting for cricket's emergence at that time as England's national game, this book examines its relationship to the Victorian mores and ethos and stresses the influence of the religious and academic institutions in promoting it to a position of prominence. Based mainly on extensive research in secondary and periodical materials, the study tries also to explain how and why the cult of cricket spread so rapidly to so many parts of the empire. Cricket in nineteenth-century England became a useful tool used by the political and cultural élite as an instrument of socialisation especially during an important age of transition when society was attempting to adapt to the processes of industrialisation and urbanisation. Aimed as much at a general readership as at undergraduates with a special interest in sports history, it throws much new light on Victorian amateurs, professionals, crowds and evolving cricket techniques.
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The Springboks at Cricket

England Versus South Africa, 1888-1960

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cricket

Page: 320

View: 7888

Posted in Cricket