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The first comprehensive biography of the biggest run scorer that cricket has ever known
Leo McKinstry, born in Belfast in 1962, writes regularly for the Daily Express, the Daily Mail and the Spectator. He has written nine books, including a life of Geoff Boycott, which was recently named one of the finest cricket books written in a Wisden poll. His biography of Jack and Bobby Charlton was a top-ten bestseller and won the Sports Book of the Year award, while his study of Lord Rosebery won Channel Four Political Book of the year. Most recently he has written a trilogy about the RAF in the Second World War.
"'Thoroughly illuminating and difficult to put down'" The Times on Boycs "'A near masterpiece of biographical investigation'" Daily Mail on Sir Alf "'One of the best football books ever written'" New Statesman on Jack and Bobby "An utterly absorbing book" The Times on Spitfire "As well as being meticulously researched, it is beautifully written and has tremendous pace'" Literary Review on Rosebery