Category Archives for BOOKS

White On Green review in the Cricket Society Journal Autumn 2017

Tweet Generous and perceptive analysis by John Symons One year on from the Book-Of-The-Year shortlisted Wounded Tiger: A History Of Cricket In Pakistan, Richard Heller and Peter Oborne return to the topic with a new opus which aims to “celebrate … Continue reading

15. November 2017 by rkh
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Luke Upward Discovers A French Spin On Agincourt

Tweet Luke Upward could not stand the Prince de Millecrêpes, first husband of Annie Oldiron, who later married his patron, the affable Marquis de Tarpaulin, and helped him create a “big tent” for writers in their regular Friday salons where she poured … Continue reading

01. November 2015 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS (more)

Tweet There were many things which Arthur Fraser used to hate about his job, but the worst of them was the lift. He worked in a tall building called Excelsior House. Both the building and its lifts were shared between … Continue reading

22. May 2014 by rkh
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A TALE OF TEN WICKETS is reprinted!

Tweet “It had always seemed unjust to Pat Hobby that his only lasting gift was for playing cricket. In fifteen years he had lost twenty-three writing jobs, four houses, two wives and many weekends, but he had never lost his … Continue reading

21. May 2014 by rkh
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Rediscovered Brilliant Review of A TALE OF TEN WICKETS

Tweet A Tale Of Ten Wickets: 1995 Review by Mike Seabrook I found a back number from 1995 of the magazine Cricket Lore, with this generous review by the late Mike Seabrook, himself an author of fine cricket novels. I … Continue reading

11. January 2013 by rkh
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British author converts Mitt Romney from Mormonism (shock)

Tweet   The event to fit this sensational headline has not yet occurred, But here is the text of a letter I sent to Mitt Romney to coincide with the publication of my pamphlet Hi! My Name’s Richard And I … Continue reading

17. June 2012 by rkh
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Hey, Preacher, Leave Them Gay Kids Alone

Tweet Any attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child is futile and cruel and abusive – an outright ban is needed. By Richard Heller [published in www.politics.co.uk 23 April 2012] For over ten years the Christian organization Care … Continue reading

30. April 2012 by rkh
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Making sense of THE NETWORK: some cricket terms explained

Tweet Notes and Glossary to The Network (for non-devotees of cricket) Some ex-friends think them funnier than the novel itself I hope that The Network can be enjoyed by non-devotees of cricket, but there are passages where an explanation of … Continue reading

11. April 2012 by rkh
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Some zingers from THE NETWORK

Tweet A few bits from my novel THE NETWORK (ISBN 978-0-9556740-1-3} “My family’s a battlefield, and I’m just a small hill which each side occupies to fire on the other.” “You haven’t seen my bad side. At full moon, I … Continue reading

21. August 2011 by rkh
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Songs from YOUR VERY OWN RICKY RUBATO

Tweet Blue Train Words and Music by Ricky Rubato I watched you fade away Through the steam Goodbye for ever, love, Goodbye dream. I’ve caught The Blue Train From Nothing to Nowhere, Full speed Through the night. Freight cars Full … Continue reading

16. July 2011 by rkh
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