There has been a relative deluge of cricketing autobiographies in the gap between the two Ashes series. Mike Hussey, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Strauss and even Michael Clarke have all put their experiences out to print.
To a greater or lesser extent they have served to line the pockets of the individual authors, publishers and the news media as they add to the off-field skirmishes that rage inbetween the ‘real’ battles that will now take place in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.
But who has the time to read them all? One man has done, so you don’t have to. Step forward Gideon Haigh, author of 18 cricket books and a regular columnist in The Australian newspaper.
Here are his thoughts on each of the tomes: