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- DescriptionAn intricate and colourful story of deception beautifully rendered. As a portrait of the idiosyncrasies of English cricket, Cometh the Yuan is a Chinese cut above the rest. - The Guardian They said it could never happen. They said such a national treasure would never be allowed to fall into China's insatiable grasping clutches. And anyway, they said, what could China possibly want with the spiritual home of the game of cricket? Retribution, said some. Lord's Cricket Ground owes its eighteenth century origins to fortunes made from getting the Chinese hooked on opium and w it's payback time. Nonsense, said China. We're just extending a helping hand to a western cultural icon in a financial fix. Honest. Smelling a sizeable rat in China's assurances, the fraternity of world cricket starts digging. What it unearths is eugh to shake western civilisation to its roots. With England's hosting of the Cricket World Cup just a year away, China's motives for taking an interest in Lord's are t only t hourable, it discovers, they're simply t cricket.
- Author(s)Mark Newham
- Date of Publication31/05/2014
- SubjectBall Games: Field & Outdoor
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight313 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine16 mm
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