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by David Kynaston

eBook W.G.'s Birthday Party download ISBN: 0701134968
Author: David Kynaston
Publisher: Chatto and Windus (July 19, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 154
ePub: 1932 kb
Fb2: 1558 kb
Rating: 4.9
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In WG's Birthday Party, David Kynaston tells the story of one of the most thrilling matches in cricketing history, as well as the colorful and sometimes tragically moving lives of the members of both teams.

In WG's Birthday Party, David Kynaston tells the story of one of the most thrilling matches in cricketing history, as well as the colorful and sometimes tragically moving lives of the members of both teams. Using the Gentlemen vs Players contest as a lens through which to examine the hierarchy and tensions endemic in cricket at the beginning of the modern era, he presents a lively, moving, richly detailed and massively entertaining portrait of late-Victorian society.

WG's Birthday Party - David Kynaston. The occasion was Dr W. G. Grace’s fiftieth birthday

WG's Birthday Party - David Kynaston. On a hot july morning in 1898 the cricketing world gathered at Lord’s to pay homage to the greatest exponent of the game it had ever known. Grace’s fiftieth birthday. Shortly after noon, to a volley of thunderous applause, he led out his team of Gentlemen to do battle against the Players: the historic annual contest between amateurs and professionals was about to begin

WG's Birthday Party has been added to your Cart. David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written sixteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history.

WG's Birthday Party has been added to your Cart. He is the author of Austerity Britain, 1945-51 and Family Britain 1951-57, the first two titles in a series of books covering the history of post-war Britain (1945-1979) under the collective title 'Tales of a New Jerusalem.

InWG's Birthday Party, David Kynaston tells the story of one of the most thrilling matches in cricketing history, as well as the colorful and sometimes tragically moving lives of the members of both teams.

On a hot morning in July 1898, the sporting world gathered at Lord's to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of WG Grace, the greatest cricketer the game has ever seen. Grace was cheered onto the field by a packed crowd as he captained the Gentlemen, the privileged old guard of the Establishment. Their opponents in this annual match were the Players, cricketers for whom the sport was a precarious livelihood rather than a summer pastime.

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David Thomas Anthony Kynaston (/ˈkɪnəstən/; born 30 July 1951 in Aldershot) is an English historian specialising in the social history of England. Kynaston was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and New College, Oxford, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern history in 1973, and was awarded a PhD from the London School of Economics on the history of the London Stock Exchange in 1983. Kynaston became a Visiting Professor at Kingston University in 2001.

For as David Kynaston writes in this perfect monograph, cricket isn't cricket - it is poetry: 'a summation of artistry . Crown green bowls and billiards also helped pass the time. The only subject he ever read a book about was whist

For as David Kynaston writes in this perfect monograph, cricket isn't cricket - it is poetry: 'a summation of artistry, colour and individuality. the epitome of English life in all locations and latitudes', says ROGER LEWIS. The only subject he ever read a book about was whist. Presumably, he would have also attended the many funerals of his former patients. Grace suffered a fatal stroke in 1915 when a Zeppelin dropped a bomb on his patio.

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David Kynaston was born in Aldershot in 1951. He has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written fifteen books, including The City of London (1994-2001), a widely acclaimed four-volume history, and . He is currently a visiting professor at Kingston University.

Comments: (2)
Fenritaur
I am not a cricket fan, and in fact I loathed sports when I was at school in England. I am, however, a fan of David Kynaston, and got a copy for my brother, who has recently developed an interest in the game, and also one for myself. It's a fascinating book, with a lot of social history, especially the context of "Gentlemen vs. Players", where the professionals were regarded as talented lackeys and the amateurs as "toffs" who could afford the time to devote to a hobby. I reality, many of the "amateurs", and especially W.G Grace, made far more money from the sport than any of the professionals.
Kynaston has a very readable style, giving the impression that he was actually there and witnessing the match as it played out.
Highly recommended.
Prinna
Need to know more about cricket to appreciate.