Postcards from Mark. "Eddie Gilbert: The True Story of an Aboriginal Cricketing Legend", by Mike Coleman and Ken Edwards and "Mark Waugh: The Biography", by James Knight. [review]
Browsers will probably find these chronicles of Eddie Gilbert and Mark Waugh snuggled close together in bookshops . Both, after all, are biographies of Australian cricketers, written by journalists, and published by firms with strong sporting backlists. But their proximity will be misleading. Cricket contains few less similar careers, and has generated few more different narrative styles. Indeed, reading them consecutively is to appreciate how stealthily our understanding of ‘biography’ has been elasticised.