Yakking Around the World: A Cricketer's Quest for Love and Utopia by Simon Hughes
Yakking Around the World: A Cricketer's Quest for Love and Utopia
Author: Simon Hughes
Title: Yakking Around the World: A Cricketer's Quest for Love and Utopia
ISBN10: 0671773828
ISBN13: 978-0671773823
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Pocket Books (April 2, 2001)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1662 kb
Size epub: 1720 kb
Rating: 3.7 ✪
Votes: 312
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
This is a wry, acerbic and very funny trip around the world offering real insights into national and cricketing cultures while exploring male attitudes to sex, love and marriage and ultimately revealing what constitutes Englishness. Simon Hughes, a professional cricketer (Middlesex and Durham), played a season in every other major Test match playing country during his 10 1/2 year cricket-playing career - from Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies, to India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Zimbabwe. There are fascinating insights into cricket as well as witty observations and hilarious experiences of life abroad, women, bad food, worse accommodation. There are the encounters with the great cricketers from overseas - Richards, Warne, Azharuddin and Ambrose - as well as an evening on the beach with a Sri Lankan homosexual, the fatal attraction of a New Zealand divorcee, managing a double identity in Australia, as best man at an arranged marriage in India and many more strange and funny encounters.