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The artist known as Jack Russell

Jan 17, 2010: The eccentric England wicketkeeper spent rainy days and time on the bench sketching and painting. Two books chronicle his art

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Jack Hobbs and the golden age

Dec 13, 2009: The Master's autobiography provides glimpses of a long-ago time that is strikingly similar (and not) to ours

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Trescothick, Gimblett and the black wings of depression

Nov 1, 2009: Two Somerset players, generations apart, have had their struggles with mental illness form the subject of two fine books

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Barker's bowlers

Oct 18, 2009: A doctor, an air-force man, and 10 great players bring a childhood back to life

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Jack of two trades

Oct 4, 2009: Fingleton was possibly the finest cricketer-writer ever

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Portraits of heroes

Sep 20, 2009: Ronald Mason used to worship cricketers as a boy, and wrote excellent prose on them as a man

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Poet of the willow

Sep 6, 2009: Archie Jackson, who was born 100 years ago, was the Keats of cricket in more ways than one

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Rowdy the chronicler

Aug 23, 2009: In praise of a cricketer who made the transition from player to first-rate cricket writer with ease

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Lessons for leaders

Aug 9, 2009: Brearley, Ranji, EM Rose, and the art of captaincy

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The third T

Jul 26, 2009: Frank Tyson has been among our best analysts of players' temperament and what made them tick

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All Rhodes

Jun 28, 2009: Two of the greatest books on one of the greatest allrounders ever

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Gold from the Ashes

Jun 14, 2009: Celebrating Cardus' evocations of cricket's premier contest

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Golden amateur

May 31, 2009: A businessman, a soldier, a lavishly talented cricketer: Stanley Jackson embodied one of cricket's greatest ages

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Where are the Indians?

May 17, 2009: English and Australian players have not been shy when it comes to writing their life stories; not so the Indians

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Hallowed and much covered

May 3, 2009: On the wealth of writing about the most storied cricket ground there is

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The other Plum

Apr 19, 2009: On PG Wodehouse's cricket connection

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The passionate poet

Apr 5, 2009: Edmund Blunden's Cricket Country laments the passing of an age and revels in the timelessness of the game

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Where to get 'em

Mar 22, 2009: In which your columnist dishes out some handy book-hunting advice

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One writer, many hats

Feb 22, 2009: Ramachandra Guha is a polymath who happens to write superbly on cricket

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The piper's new master

Feb 8, 2009: On India's dominance of cricket, and a book that tells of a plan to thwart it

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