GILES LYON'S 
TOP 10 CRICKET BOOKS

Beginning in the Spring of 2002, The Guardian, the UK's most popular newspaper began assembling a list of books to form the "Guardian Essential Library." Dozens of writers were and are being asked to choose 10 essential books from their respective fields. The Guardian began publishing these lists on June 1, 2002. The following list was prepared by Giles Lyon, the founder of Bodyline Books which specializes in Wisdens and all kinds of cricket memorabilia. Mr. Lyon's comments on each of the books listed can be read by HERE.

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1 David Foot Harold Gimblett: Tormented Genius of Cricket
2 Mike Brearley The Art of Captaincy
3 John Barclay The Appeal of the Championship: Sussex in the Summer of 1981
4 F.S. Ashley-Cooper The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1796
5 David Frith Bodyline Autopsy
6 C.W. Alcock, ed. Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds
7 Alan Ross Through the Caribbean
8 Leslie Frewin The Best of Cricket Fiction (2 Volumes)
9 J.H. Finglketon Brightly Fades the Don
10  F.S. Ashley-Cooper Cricket Highways and Byways

 
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