Historian, archivist, interviewer and writer, David Frith founded Wisden Cricket Monthly in 1979 and ran it for seventeen years. He is also a former editor of The Cricketer. His many books include a bestselling pictorial history of Ashes Tests (the first 1000-picture cricket book); The Trailblazers, a reconstruction of the first English tour of Australia (1861-62) and the thrilling 1894-95 series; Silence of the Heart, his acclaimed study of cricket suicides; The Fast Men, Caught England, Bowled Australia; Bodyline Autopsy, and biographies of such disparate cricketers as John Edrich and Jeff Thomson. He lives in Guildford, Surrey.
'A brilliant book...it goes a long way to being the definitive tome on the subject. Outstandingly researched and extremely well written.' -- David Llewellyn Independent 'In David Frith's Bodyline Autopsy, we relive the crisis of 1932-33 that almost split the Empire...the well-sketched heroes and villains stand out in Frith's history; who says cricket is for gentlemen?' The Times 'Frith's account is packed with fascinating detail and anecdote. His description of the Test matches could hardly be more gripping.' -- Leo McKinstry Sunday Telegraph