Ysenda Maxtone Graham and Michael Henderson share stories of life lived at a slower pace with Richard Postins, Chair of Chipping Campden Cricket Club.
British Summertime Begins, a Sunday Times Top Ten Best Seller and Book of the Year
‘unbearably touching … tales of children; their vulnerability, their talents, their dreams.’ Tanya Gold The Oldie
‘Almost every page of this glorious book triggers a Proustian rush of recollection’ Allison Pearson The Telegraph
‘a wonderful portrait of long summer weeks when so many of us,…found our true selves through play’ Daily Mail
Michael Henderson’s book pays homage to the last season of county cricket before the introduction in 2020 of a new tournament, The Hundred.
‘A rich roast dinner of cricket, music, topography, nostalgia and anecdote, washed down with prose as smooth and satisfying as a pint of Harvey’s Sussex Best.’ Sebastian Faulks
Ysenda Maxtone Graham is a features writer, book reviewer and columnist for many publications. Her other books include Terms & Conditions, The Church Hesitant and The Real Mrs Miniver (Whitbread
biography prize shortlist).
Michael Henderson has written for the Guardian, Observer, Times and Daily Mail and was cricket correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He writes about the arts for the Spectator & New Statesman, and
about cricket for The Cricketer.
With thanks to Chipping Campden Cricket Club