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Around the Wicket

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Around the Wicket is the story of a year in the life of the Little Lampton Cricket Club - a club which seems to have more than its fair share of misfits, ne'er-do-wells and disaster prone members and supporters. MCC member and bestselling author Vernon Coleman believes that the best - and most entertaining - cricket is played at village level.
`This new cricket club will bowl you over! A book to be savoured over and over again.' - The Guardian
`It's a non stop comic book, eminently easy to read. The village cricket match will never be the same again after you've read this.' - Chester Chronicle
Vernon Coleman is the author of over 100 books which have sold over two million hardback and paperback copies in the UK and been translated into 25 languages. His books include Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (which has been filmed), Mrs Caldicot's Knickerbocker Glory, Mr Henry Milligan, It's Never Too Late, Paris in my Springtime and the Bilbury series.
What the papers say about Vernon Coleman and his books:
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
Coleman is a very funny writer - This England
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
Brilliant! - The People
Dr Vernon Coleman, is a qualified doctor and numerous TV and radio series have been based on his medical books.
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Used availability for Vernon Coleman's Around the Wicket

Hardback Editions

April 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: Around the Wicket: Edward Pettigrew's Diary of a Year at Little Lampton Cricket Club (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-84617-249-7 / 978-1-84617-249-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Around the Wicket
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-898146-75-6 / 978-1-898146-75-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chilton Designs
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Around the Wicket
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA