Diary of a Cricket God


Author: Shamini Flint,Sally Heinrich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174269490X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to.with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about cricket. Praise for Diary of a Soccer Star: 'Shamini scores a goal with every page!' Timothy Richards, aged 9

Diary of a Cricket God


Author: Shamini Flint,Sally Heinrich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Academic
ISBN: 9781742378268
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 104
View: 1960
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Marcus Atkinson is a cricket god (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his wrists. Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to...with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about cricket.

Diary of a Cricket God


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184754930
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 104
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Dad is determined to make Marcus Atkinson a cricketer. So off Marcus goes for cricket lessons. But will he be able to learn what’s a silly point and a googly? And will he be able to score a sixer off the last ball? Find out all about his laugh-out-loud antics on the cricket field as he records everything in his diary.

Diary of a Rugby Champ


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743313594
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Marcus starts training for rugby at his father's urging with entertaining results.

Diary of a Soccer Star


Author: Shamini Flint,Sally Heinrich
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742694896
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 96
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Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to.with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about soccer. 'Shamini scores a goal with every page!' Timothy Richards, aged 9

Diary of a Taekwondo Master


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743431600
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 108
View: 9149
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Marcus is a Maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to.with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about taekwondo.

Diary of a Tennis Prodigy


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 192526890X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
View: 958
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Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Young Wisden

A new fan's guide to cricket
Author: Tim de Lisle,Lawrence Booth
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408165252
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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This second edition of Young Wisden is the perfect introduction to one of the most enjoyable world sports. Packed with hundreds of new colour photographs and illustrations, and completely updated to include the latest stats and stars, this vibrantly designed book really brings the game to life. The authors take a wry look at every aspect of the game that a new fan could wish to know about, including: the basics - from how to read the scorecard to a crash course in the language types of cricket - the Twenty20, one-day and first-class formats of the game at all levels, from beach cricket through to international Test cricket batsmen, bowlers, fielders, keepers and thinkers - what it takes to be great in each position and plenty of info on the best there has been the world of cricket - the Test nations, the great grounds, and the fans on tour history, humour and numbers - the playing greats, the grudge matches, the records, and villains and tricksters. Written for children, there are sure to be plenty of adults taking a look over their shoulder at this brilliant introduction to cricket. "Incomparable really, different planet stuff. It is comprehensive without being bewildering, colourful but not showy, confident but never esoteric. It is also superbly designed." The Wisden Cricketer "Packed with information ... this is perfect for the youngsters who prefer Pietersen to Rooney." The Times "The cricketing world's bible specially written for children." The Economist

Diary of a Super Swimmer


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 174343670X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 3158
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Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to.with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Diary of a Basketball Hero


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760111503
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to . with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Diary of a Track and Field Titan


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743317298
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Marcus Atkinson is a super swimmer (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his arms and legs.

Diary of a Golf Pro


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 176011149X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
View: 6445
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Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to - with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

The Diary of a Snake Charmer


Author: Sandeep Saxena
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1945400927
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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“‘Utthisht Bharat,’ he said, and in that magical moment I felt that the river, the trees, and the sky…were saying, ‘Utthisht Bharat.’ I got up, never to look back or have doubts again.” Just as the Bharata of yore responded to the Lord’s call to rise up from dejection, to fulfill his glorious destiny, this modern day Bharat too rises up from the pits of despair and defeat, to set out steadily on his appointed path of duty. Bharat, an IITian, with a management degree from IIM, had a ‘successful’ innings in the corporate world, with overseas postings too. Having acquired a substantial bank balance, he has the urge to set up a business in rural India, which will bring greater profits to the farmers. Predictably, he is ruthlessly pushed out, and systematically ruined by the vested interests that feel threatened. Deep in despair, he gets help from a most unexpected quarter, a poor tribal snake charmer, known as Nagbaba… A gripping tale of how he comes out from the mires of debt and ruin, to rise up again, wiser but undeterred from his chosen path… A story of modern India, the two Indias of the cities and the villages… the urban, educated, elite youth with modern knowledge from science and technology, and the illiterate people of the forests, who have the wealth of wisdom passed down from centuries… the development of cities, which takes place at the cost of the proliferation of slums… the two different cultures that coexist in mutual wariness and mistrust…

The Collected Diaries of a Sporting Superhero

Five Stories in One!
Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Diary of a
ISBN: 9781760293451
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 500
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Marcus Atkinson is a sporting superhero (not!). But his dad is convinced that Marcus has what it takes. Five books in this wildly popular series together in one great package!

A Year in the Woods

The Diary of a Forest Ranger
Author: Colin Elford
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141928387
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Colin Elford's A Year in the Woods is an enthralling journey into the heart of the English countryside - with a preamble by Craig Taylor. Colin Elford spends his days alone - alone but for the deer, the squirrels, the rabbits, the birds, and the many other creatures inhabiting the woods. From the crisp cold of January, through the promise of spring and the heat of summer, and then into damp autumn and the chill winds of winter, we accompany the forest-ranger as he goes about his work - stalking in the early morning darkness, putting an injured fallow buck out of its misery, watching stoats kill a hare, observing owls, and simply being a part of the outdoors. Colin Elford immerses himself in the richly diverse and unique landscapes of Britain, existing in rhythm with natural environments. For fans of Robert Macfarlane's Landmarks, Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk orJames Rebanks' A Shepherd's Life, Colin's rare and uplifiting journey will unveil the true nature and beauty of Britain's countryside. 'This is nature for real . . . Elford describes woodland wonders in short paragraphs of luminous intensity' Daily Mail 'A poetic insight in the world of hidden Nature' Countryman 'Stalking sharpens the senses and there is an almost hallucinatory clarity to Elford's writing' Observer 'Refreshingly unsentimental. Contains some wonderful descriptions and sentences which are so profound they demand a second reading' Sunday Express Colin Elford is a forest ranger on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. Craig Taylor is the author of Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain and the editor of the magazine Five Dials.

The Private Life of the Diary

From Pepys to tweets
Author: Sally Bayley
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
ISBN: 1783522232
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Diaries keep secrets, harbouring our fantasies and fictional histories. They are substitute boyfriends, girlfriends, spouses and friends. But in this age of social media, the role of the diary as a private confidante has been replaced by a culture of public self-disclosure. The Private Life of the Diary: from Pepys to Tweets is an elegantly-told story of the evolution – and perhaps death – of the diary. It traces its origins to seventeenth-century naval administrator, Samuel Pepys, and continues to twentieth-century diarist Virginia Woolf, who recorded everything from her personal confessions about her irritation with her servants to her memories of Armistice Day and the solar eclipse of 1927. Sally Bayley explores how diaries can sometimes record our lives as we live them, but that we often indulge our fondness for self-dramatization, like the teenaged Sylvia Plath who proclaimed herself 'The Girl Who Would be God'. This book is an examination of the importance of writing and self-reflection as a means of forging identity. It mourns the loss of the diary as an acutely private form of writing. And it champions it as a conduit to self-discovery, allowing us to ask ourselves the question: Who or What am I in relation to the world?

Diary of an AFL Legend


Author: Shamini Flint
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1925576639
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to, with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format, Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.

Man Proposes, God Disposes

Recollections of a French Pioneer
Author: Pierre Maturié,Vivian Bosley,Gilles Cadrin
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1926836553
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 237
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A crystal clear evocation of another time and place and a compelling meditation on hope and loss.

Hows That? - A Little Book on Cricket for Boys and Beginners


Author: H. M. Herman
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473347947
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 166
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This vintage book provides information on the essentials of cricket in the form of a comprehensive yet concise treatise. With explanations of the rules, instructions for proper play, and tips on mastering the game, this is a volume that will appeal to novices with a desire to learnt the ins and outs of the game. “How's That? - A Little Book On Cricket For Boys And Beginners” would make for a fantastic addition to any collection, and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage sporting literature. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of cricket.

And God Created Cricket


Author: Simon Hughes
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552775061
Category: Cricket
Page: 464
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Simon Hughes has written an entertaining and irreverent analysis of the history of cricket, taking us beyond the sporting myths of the game to some of its lesser known, more colourful stories and to the heart of what it really means to be English. From the Hardcover edition.