Book Review: Jardine's Last Tour

This is a book strictly for cricket fanatics -- so long as they are not Australians. But it is a book which should be appreciated in the heartland of modern cricket, India, and in England too. It tells of an English toff – arrogant aristocratic type – who in the southern summer of 1932/33 was the most hated man in Australia and went on to become a Hindu as well as a fluent speaker of Hindi. In the meantime he presided over an English cricket tour of India recorded in this amusing account by Tim Heald, an English writer of crime fiction and cricket histories.

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