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Title: Spun Out: Shane Warne the Unauthorised Biography of a Cricketing Genius
Description: Near fine condition. Bantam Press, 2006. First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2). Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(small nicks and two creases on the edges of the Dj cover), both in near fine condition. Illustrated with colour, b/w photos. Nice and clean pages as new with some small nicks and creases on the edges of the pages, pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book, small ink mark and nick on the outer edges of the pages. Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 546pp including References, index. Price un-clipped. A collectable first edition-first printing. Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: Shane Warne is a cricketing genius. At first there were nerves and chubbiness. Then came vicious spitting legbreaks, followed by fame and flippers. For a long while, there were women, then a bookmaker, then diet pills, then more women - and headlines, always headlines. Now, he has come out the other end, his bluff and bluster and mischief and innocence somehow intact. The man who in 2000 was rated among the five greatest cricketers of the 20th century was, in 2005, bowling better than ever. When Shane Warne likened his life to a soap opera he was selling himself short. His story is part fairytale, part pantomime, part hospital drama, part adults'-only romp, part glittering awards ceremony. He has taken a Test hat-trick, won the Man-of-the-Match prize in a World Cup final and been the subject of endless press speculation. He was the first cricketer to reach 600 Test wickets. He has swatted more runs than any other test player without making a hundred, and is probably the wiliest captain Australia never had. He has revived the art of legspin and electrified the game. For all that, Warne's greatest feat is perhaps his latest. Returning from a one-year ban for swallowing forbidden diuretics, he swept aside 26 Sri Lankan batsmen in three tests, and the following year scalped an astonishing 40 wickets in a thrilling Ashes series where he alone seemed to stand between England and victory. Shane Warne is the best bowler the world has ever seen. He is a sportsman with an extraordinary God-given talent, a magician who mesmerises his opponents. He is also a kid who won't grow up and a man whose personal life teeters between tragedy and farce. Spun Out is his story, guts and glory, warts and all. n nFrom the Inside Flap nAt first there were nerves and chubbiness. Then came wild soaring leg breaks, followed by fame and flippers. For a long while there were women, then a bookmaker, then diet pills, then more women ? and headlines, always headlines. Now he has come out the other end, his bluff and bluster and mischief and innocence somehow intact. The man who in 2000 was rated among the five greatest cricketers of the twentieth century was, in 2005, bowling better than ever. n nWhen Shane Warne likened his life to a soap opera he was selling himself short. His story is part fairytale, part pantomime, part hospital drama, part adults-only romp, part glittering awards ceremony. He has taken a Test hat-trick, won Man of the Match in a World Cup final and been the subject of endless press speculation. He was the first cricketer to reach six hundred Test wickets. He has swatted more runs than any other Test player without making a hundred, and is probably the wiliest captain Australia never had. He revived legspin, thought to be extinct, and is now pre-eminent in a game so transformed that we sometimes wonder where the next champion fast bowlers will come from. n nFor all that, Warne's greatest feat is perhaps his latest. Returning from a one-year hiatus for swallowing forbidden diuretics, he swept aside twenty-six Sri Lankan batsmen in three Tests, and the following year scalped an astonishing forty wickets in what sometimes appeared to be a lone stand in a thrilling Ashes series. More than ever he relies on his two oldest friends: excruciating accuracy and an exquisite l. Near Fine/Near Fine. ISBN: 9780593056622

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Price: GBP 21.50 = appr. US$ 30.70 Seller: Alpha 2 Omega Books
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