Morning Everyone

Morning Everyone : A Sportswriter's Life

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In A Lot of Hard Yakka, Simon Hughes provided a remarkable insight into the way that county cricket worked, and the people who lived their life in that world. Now, in Morning Everyone, he follows on by revealing what really goes on in cricket broadcasting and, from his unique viewpoint, assesses how the game is changing. As with his previous books, there are brilliant portraits of those he works with, from Richie Benaud and Geoff Boycott to Mike Atherton and Mark Nicholas. He shows how the life of a sportswriter is rarely as easy or as glamorous as it seems. As a former player himself, he has a fascinating insight into the current generation of stars, and highlights their achievements in the context of the summer's battle for the Ashes - a true test of England's improvements in recent years. His book is in turns funny, revealing and insightful. It is one no cricket lover can be without.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 145 x 222 x 30mm | 522g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752869310
  • 9780752869315

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'a hugely entertaining book' DAILY MAIL 'easy-going humour and insights' OBSERVER Sports Monthly 'A terrific read, not only for Hughes's droll reflections on the Ashes, but for some pithy thoughts on the art of commentary.' -- Matthew Norman SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'The most entertaining of these cricket books... is Morning Everyone... Hughes, a former first-class cricketer knows his game and has a keen ear for conversation amongst the commentators and players' ECONOMIST "Witty self-deprecation, a rich turn of phrase and memorable character sketches' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Books of the Year 'An entertaining new collection of observations... Hughes at his relaxed best' OBSERVER 'funny, intelligent and insincerely self-deprecacting memoirs' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Much amusing behind the scenes banter from the Channel 4 lorry.' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Books of the Year' 'Full of witty anecdotes' -- NORTHERN ECHO 'Even non-cricket enthusiasts will find something to interest them here - the combination of cricket love and knowledge plus first class journalism is a winning formula.' LEICESTER MERCURY 'Whatever your interest, Hughes is sure to excite it, whether it be for his wicked sense of humour or fine knowledge and insight into the great game.' LEATHERHEAD ADVERTISERshow more

About Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes played cricket for Middlesex and Durham between 1980 and 1994. On retiring, he began a new career as a writer for the Daily Telegraph and a broadcaster with the BBC and now Channel Four. His book, A Lot of Hard Yakka, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize in 1997.show more