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READING: 07 DECEMBER 2016

Legends from seven Test-playing nations provide their insights into the game

Unflinchingly honest, evocative and at times controversial, Test of Character takes readers onto the field and into the dressing room to reveal stories never before heard.

With unrivalled access to legends from around the globe, it bears witness to cricket’s pivotal moments and explores the biggest issues facing the game today.

From first-hand accounts of the famous tied Test of 1961, the drama-charged Centenary Test, India’s miracle comeback in Kolkata, the Edgbaston thriller of 2005, through to the history-making run chase of Sir Donald Bradman’s 1948 ‘Invincibles’, Test of Character allows readers to relive what many have described as the greatest moments in the history of cricket.

The book also goes beyond the boundary – to a frightening terrorist attack, the shock death of a team-mate … and fallout from an infamous Tiger Moth flight.

Featuring a foreword by Australia’s Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, as well as exclusive interviews with famous cricket tragics, commentators and umpires, who each reflect on a game that’s revered by many.

A portion of the sales from this book will support the Learning for a Better World (LBW) Trust.

Based on information provided by Echo Publishing.

DETAILS

Test of Character: Confessions of Cricket Legends, by Jeremy Wilshire

Echo | paperback 384pp | $35