About the Product
When the first lockdown came, finding himself without cricket for the first time in his life, Geoffrey Boycott sat down and began to write a retrospective warts-and-all diary of each of his Test match appearances. It is illuminating and unsparing, characterised by Boycott’s astonishing memory, famous forthrightness and unvarnished, sometimes lacerating, honesty.
That 100,000 word document forms the basis for Being Geoffrey Boycott, a device that takes the reader inside Geoffrey’s head and back through cricket history, presenting a unique portrait of the internal and external forces that compelled him from a pit village in Yorkshire to the pinnacle of the world game.
Now 81 and still one of the most recognisable cricketers England has ever produced, Boycott has teamed up with award-winning author Jon Hotten in this catalogue of his tumultuous time with the national side.
Dropped for scoring a slow double hundred, making himself unavailable to play for England for several years, captain for eight seasons of a group of strong, stroppy and extremely talented players at Yorkshire, bringing up his hundredth hundred at Headingley against the Old Enemy, seeing David Gower and Ian Botham emerge as future greats, playing under Mike Brearley in the 1981 Ashes, in this enlightening book Boycott reveals a host of never-before-heard details regarding his peers and his playing days.
Limited Edition Being Geoffrey Boycott Books (108 Tests and 100th Hundred):
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Books produced by Fairfield Books (Being Geoffrey Boycott, The Legend of Sparkhill, Summer Days Promise, Who Only Cricket Know, Beyond the Boundaries, Golden Summers, Cricketers’ Who’s Who 2022 and 2021, The Official History of the Cricket World Cup):
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All other books (The Covers Are Off: Civil War at Lord’s and It’s Always Summer Somewhere: A Matter of Life and Cricket):
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