Related to: 'Playfair Cricket Annual 2011'

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Tuffers' Cricket Hall of Fame

Phil Tufnell
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Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell, cricket legend and national treasure, has populated his very own Cricket Hall of Fame with a deliciously eclectic collection of cricket legends and offbeat characters, with joyful results.From boyhood heroes, to legendary team-mates, to fearsome opponents, to idiosyncratic umpires and broadcasters, Tuffers has gathered together the most enchanting cast of cricketing figures every assembled.And it wouldn't be a Tuffers tome if there weren't a number of captivating appearances from some unexpected quarters, including some genuinely off-the-wall, non-cricketing inductees to keep life interesting in this very personal Hall of Fame.By turns eccentric and warm-hearted, Tuffers' Cricket Hall of Fame is a joy for all cricket fans.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2018

Ian Marshall
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Ian Marshall

The 71st edition of the Playfair Cricket Annual is packed with all the information you need to follow the cricket season in 2018. As Joe Root leads England towards his country's 1000th Test this summer, there are comprehensive Test match records and career records, as well as series records with this season's tourists Pakistan and India. County cricket is covered in depth, with biographies of all players registered to the counties at the start of the season, full coverage of last summer's events and a fixture list for all major domestic matches in 2018. New for this year are a register of Ireland's international players, as the country looks forward to its first Test; career records for England players in IT20s; and more space than ever given to women's cricket after England's World Cup triumph under Heather Knight.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2017

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall
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Playfair Cricket Annual 2016

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

updated file.The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.The Playfair Cricket Annual 2016 includes coverage of the 2015 season, including the summer's Ashes series, LV= County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest t20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires; county records and 2015 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages (April 2015-February 2016); women's International records, plus England players' register; register of probable Sri Lanka and Pakistan touring teams and series records; 2016 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2015

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.The Playfair Cricket Annual 2015 includes coverage of the 2014 season, including the LV= County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2014 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages; women's limited-overs and internationalTwenty20 records; 2015 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties. New features this year include county players' squad numbers listed, as well as any IPL and Big Bash appearances, plus a new players' register for England's women internationals.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2014

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season.The Playfair Cricket Annual 2014 includes coverage of the 2013 season, including the LV= County Championship, Yorkshire Bank 40 and the Friends Life t20. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2013 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages (March 2013-March 2014); women's limited-overs and internationalTwenty20 records; a review of the summer and winter Ashes series; 2014 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2013

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

The 66th edition of the PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL reviews England's two 2012 home Test series against West Indies and South Africa, as well as their T20 world cup campaign and their autumn/winter matches against India and New Zealand. The book is packed with all the essential information required to follow events on the cricket field, with unrivalled up-to-the-minute statistical detail on all first-class players registered in the UK at the time of press. There are fixture lists for the coming season, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties. It also features highlights of the 2012 summer and previews the 2013 tourists New Zealand and Australia, plus full Test match, first-class and limited-overs international records.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2012

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

The 65th edition of the PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL reviews England's two triumphant 2011 home Test series against Sri Lanka and India, as well as their autumn/winter matches against India and Pakistan. The book is packed with all the essential information required to follow events on the cricket field, with unrivalled up-to-the-minute statistical detail on all first-class players registered in the UK at the time of press. There are fixture lists for the coming season, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties. It also features highlights of the 2011 summer and previews the 2012 tourists the West Indies and South Africa, plus full Test match, first-class and limited-overs international records.

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A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness
Authors:
Deborah Harkness

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons and long-lived vampires. Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing. As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels...

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The Only Way is Up

Carole Matthews
Authors:
Carole Matthews

What do you do when there's nothing left to lose?Lily and Laurence Lamont-Jones had it all: lavish holidays in exotic locations, a top private school for their two children and a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job, and their house and all their belongings are repossessed. With nowhere else to go, the family move into a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate and start to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. But will Lily's dream of returning to a world of luxury ever come true - or have her priorities changed? For with the help of new friends, a little luck and a lot of determination she's about to learn what really matters.

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Playfair Cricket Annual 2010

Ian Marshall
Authors:
Ian Marshall

The 63rd edition of the PLAYFAIR CRICKET ANNUAL reviews England's 2009 Ashes series against Australia and their winter tour to South Africa, as well as the Indian Premier League and the Twenty20 World Cup. The book is packed with all the essential information required to follow events on the cricket field, with unrivalled up-to-the-minute statistical detail on all first-class players registered in the UK at the time of press and fixture lists for the coming season. It also features highlights of the 2009 summer and previews the 2010 Tests against Bangladesh and Pakistan, plus full Test match, first-class and limited-overs international records.

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The Perfect Man

Sheila O'Flanagan
Authors:
Sheila O'Flanagan
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The Woman Who Drew Buildings

Wendy Robertson
Authors:
Wendy Robertson

A powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son.As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother's house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope - to forge the bond with her for which he's always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings, often at the cost of her relationship with her son. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother's past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him. For all his life Marie has kept a secret from him, a secret that will change his life for ever...

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The Chocolate Lovers' Club

Carole Matthews
Authors:
Carole Matthews

THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS' CLUB brings together four very different women with one thing in common: they can't resist chocolate.  This is an irresistible novel for anyone who wishes they were a member!  Lucy Lombard can't resist it - rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate. For her there's nothing it won't cure and she's not alone.  Sharing her passion are three other addicts: Autumn, Nadia and Chantal.  Together they form The Chocolate Lovers' Club.  They meet in their sanctuary, Chocolate Heaven, as often as they can, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he'll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband and a loveless marriage, there's always plenty to discuss...

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The Quickie

Michael Ledwidge, James Patterson
Authors:
Michael Ledwidge, James Patterson

James Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page. Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiralling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralysed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood - and her life.

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Tilly Trotter

Catherine Cookson
Authors:
Catherine Cookson

Tilly Trotter isn't like the other girls in the villages of County Durham. Tall and coltish, she's not afraid of taking on 'man's work' to help out the grandparents who raised her. There's an unusual beauty to her too - a beauty that's envied by the local women and lusted after by the men.But for all the attention Tilly only loves one man, farmer Simon Bentwood, and she's heartbroken to discover that he's betrothed to another. But there are even harder times ahead for Tilly. A spurned suitor takes a terrible revenge. Idle gossip brands her a witch. A betrayal forces her into the cruel drudgery of the local mine and puts her life in danger. But Tilly refuses to let her spirit be broken - determined that all this will serve only to make her stronger...

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When the Pedlar Called

Harry Bowling
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Harry Bowling

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Whistledown Woman

Josephine Cox
Authors:
Josephine Cox

On a moonlit night in 1898, Kathleen Wyman lies in labour at Bessington Hall, her husband Edward sure that she has been unfaithful to him. In his blind jealous rage he later gives away the baby to gypsy Rona Parrish, summoned to help with the delivery. Kathleen, frenzied with grief, is soon after locked away in an asylum.Rejected by her father, the little girl begins her new life with only a valuable brooch pinned to her shawl as a clue to her true origins. Named after Rona's own mother, the lovely raven-haired Starlena grows up in ignorance of her true parentage and vast inheritance, believing her birthplace to be the beautiful Whistledown Valley. And Rona, always afraid, stays watchful over the years for any sign that someone might track Starlena down - someone who wishes her harm...

Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall published sports books for more than 20 years, including 15 editions of the Playfair Cricket Annual, before going on to write books himself. He regularly plays cricket during the summer, and has toured India, Sri Lanka and Africa.

Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell, aka "Tuffers", played 42 Test matches and 20 One-Day Internationals for England between 1990 and 1997. Following retirement in 2002, Tufnell became a hugely popular TV personality. He was the winner of ITV1's "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here" in 2003, and enjoyed a long run in BBC1's "Strictly Come Dancing" in 2009. Current broadcasting commitments include being team captain on BBC1's "A Question of Sport" and regular features on BBC1's "The One Show". He remains a star turn on Radio 4's iconic "Test Match Special" show.