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Buy It Now. Add to cart. Be the first to write a review About this product. About this product Synopsis John Wisden, at his peak known as "The Little Wonder," was a key member of the England cricket team who in sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In , after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his name immortal.
He printed "full and accurate scores" along with indispensable facts about the Derby, the St Leger, the university rowing matches "and other Interesting Information," including potted histories of the Wars of the Roses. The edition is now valued at anything up to 25,, and "Wisden Cricketers' Almanack" has been published continuously ever since-not for nothing is it known as "the cricketer's bible. In it was just 48 hours from liquidation, and in the Second World War a German bomber set fire to the company's headquarters, destroying its records.
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And yet somehow, the yellow since book has retained its antique, rugged character. It is a labour-of-love collection of records for cricket obsessives, but also a hearty eccentric. It loves to count the number of wides in a season, but also delights in relating tales from far-flung pavilions.
The Little Wonder: The Remarkable History of Wisden by Robert Winder, Paperback | Barnes & Noble®
Through the telling of Wisden's story, we also glimpse the history of English-and world-cricket. The book is a window onto the game's most charismatic characters, its high points, lows and political storms. In "The Little Wonder" Robert Winder traces the central role the game has played in national life for so long. The book's th anniversary in is the ideal time to tell the extraordinary story of Wisden's-and cricket's-journey from Victorian times to the modern world.
The Little Wonder: The Remarkable History of Wisden
New every year, it feels as though it has been with us for ever. The remarkable true story of the world's most famous sports book-published to coincide with its th anniversary. Reviews "Thoroughly researched and highly entertaining.