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  • Nick Warburton

    A cricketing legend faces his final innings in this moving BBC radio drama starring Kenneth Cranham and Benedict Cumberbatch Easter Monday, 1908, and there's snow on the ground as ageing icon W.G. Grace arrives at the Oval to contemplate another day in his lifelong cricketing obsession. He can't face the thought of sitting in the clubhouse and meeting the same old people - so instead, he trudges out in the cold to the groundsman's hut, where he encounters a young stranger. Their talk turns, naturally, to cricket, and the two men recall the highlights of Grace's long career: his debut for the All-England team in 1866, when he made 100 runs on the first day, and his first Test Match at...read more

  • Shaun Usher

    Letters of Note, the book based on the beloved website of the same name, became an instant classic in 2013, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. This new edition sees the collection of the world’s most entertaining, inspiring and unusual letters updated with sixteen riveting new missives and a new introduction from curator Shaun Usher. Includes letters by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Leonardo da Vinci, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Shirley Jackson, Dorothy Parker, Rainer Maria Rilke and many...read more