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Bowling Through India

Bowling Through India (Paperback)

By Brown, Justin
Photographs by O'Hagan, Brendon

A blokes' weekend away. Yarns, jokes, good-humoured sledging, clowning around... the usual guy-time thing, right? But for these five Kiwi chaps - a high country farmer, a radio DJ, a businessman, a photographer and a shoe-string traveller called Blanket Boy - it gets a bit more c...omplicated when it's decided not to head for the Bay of Islands, the Sounds or Ohope. No, they're going to India, with a bat and a ball and a quest to play cricket wherever they can find a bit of clear ground and a team keen to take them on. From Varanasi to Madras, Agra to Delhi, they take to the pitch in the weirdest of locations to face off against kids who can bat and bowl like demons. On the way they learn a lot of about life, love, death, suffering, compassion and the fascination of India. In equal parts a book about travel, humour, mateship and the love of cricket that unites people whatever their age, situation and station - an endearing and affecting read.
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ISBN 9781869791551
Published NZ 7 Aug 2009
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
Out of print

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ISBN-13 9781869791551
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 7 Aug 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brown, Justin
Photographs by O'Hagan, Brendon
Category Cricket
Travel Writing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 171mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 915.40453
Weight 695g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade