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A tribe of kiwis? A smack of jellyfish? An implausibility of platypuses? Come along an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom with Tasmanian artist Jennifer Cossins. Featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun, as well as a brief... history of collective nouns, this book will delight children and adults alike.
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David Frithas acclaimed biography of Archie Jackson, Australian cricketas doomed batting genius, still stands as the definitive account
of a sporting life cut heartbreakingly short. Celebrating Frithas book as one of cricket literatureas aoemust-reada volumes, Mike Coward wrote ...of Jackson: aoeHe was a cricketer who had been kissed by the gods; a batsman who evoked in old men memories of the immortal Victor Trumper; a batsman who, dare it be said, stood comparison with Don Bradman.a
When Jackson died in 1933, at the tender age of 23, Australian cricket descended into a period of grief not experienced again until the tragic death of Phillip Hughes some 81 years later. Like Hughes, Jackson was a NSW batting prodigy revered by teammates and cricket lovers alike. Crestfallen fans flocked to his funeral, where the pallbearers included Bradman, Victor Richardson, Bill Woodfull and Bill Ponsford.
When Frithas first iteration of this classic biography was published in 1974, in a limited edition, it became the rarest of publishing
phenomenon: an award-winner and an immediate collectoras item. In its foreword, Englandas legendary fast bowler, Harold Larwood, wrote of Archie Jackson: aoeYou just had to find a place in your heart for a fellow
like him.a In this new edition, Archie Jacksona"Cricketas Tragic Genius,
Frith has revised and updated the story, adding precious new material gleaned during a lifelong of devotion to his subject.
aoeA pearl of diligent research and another remarkable booka a" Ian Wooldridge
aoeAt least in the pages of cricket literature Jackson is assured a long life. And for that
we are all a little richer.a a" Mike Coward
aoeOne of the most romantic figures, whose memory haunts thought of that period.a
a" John Arlott.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Frith is an award-winning cricket historian and writer, and the author of 35
books on the game. Born in London, he emigrated to Australia in 1949, but found
fame upon his return to England,