Frances Edmonds's Another Bloody Tour: England in the West Indies 1986 PDF

By Frances Edmonds

Who can fail to remember Frances Edmonds' explosive cricketing diaries of the 1980s?In 1986 an insider cricket memoir rocked the principles of the game - however it wasn't via a player.Frances Edmonds, married to Middlesex and England participant Phil Edmonds - a WAG, no much less - had the audacity to write down some of the most talked-about cricket books of the decade.In one other Bloody travel, her sharp, usually hilarious account of England's devastating 1986 journey of the West Indies, she chronicled the unmitigated catastrophe of the cricket - in addition to the politics and scandal that followed what grew to become referred to as the 'sex, medicinal drugs and rock 'n' roll tour'. regardless of having been again and again instructed she knew not anything concerning the video game, her perceptive, witty and wickedly irreverent memoir of these disappointing months used to be a countrywide bestseller.Now, virtually thirty years on, Frances' account is extra proper than ever. up-to-date with a brand new advent, right here we discover that, way over the other game, cricket is a microcosm the place existence in all its grim and wonderful aspects is vividly reflected.Since the Eighties the game has replaced immeasurably. cash has altered every thing. Pay degrees unprecedented within the Eighties exacerbate the corrosive results of getting a celebrity at the crew. management, motivation, staff development, model, hindrance administration, burn-out, the cult of famous person and the elusive artwork of harnessing the famous person performer: those are demanding situations always encountered in each zone of endeavour, yet nowhere thrown extra sharply into concentration than through the insanity and mayhem of one other Bloody journey.

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