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The First XV A Selection of the Best Rugby Writing

by Gareth Williams

The First XV A Selection of the Best Rugby Writing Synopsis

A collection of biographical, anecdotal, and literary essays on Britain's consuming passion forrugby, this accountdescribes the exploits of the people s heroes from Gould to Gareth Edwards. The beauty and exhilaration of the game is vividly recaptured in classic prose, as are the emotions and expectations of the most passionate rugby aficionados in the world.From the humorous to the erudite, thisselection features work from the likes of Richard Burton, Frank Keating, John Morgan, Dylan Thomas, Alan Watkins, and Harry Webb.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906998028
Publication date: 1st August 2011
Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: Parthian Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 100 pages
Categories: Prose: non-fiction,

About Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams has written and broadcast extensively on the sporting and musical history of South Wales. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Fields of Praise, Valleys of Song, and Wales and its Boxers, and a former history professor and director of the Center for Modern and Contemporary Wales at the University of Glamorgan. Gerald Davies is one of the acknowledged greats of Welsh rugby, playing for Cardiff RFC and London Welsh. He is also a journalist for the Times and a chairman of the Wales Youth Agency.

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