Need Info. on London Book Stores

Need Info. on London Book Stores

Post by Samir Chop » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I will be in London for a couple of days next week (enroute to India
to watch the Titan Cup and Test Series against South Africa:)) and
would like to do some shopping for cricket books.

Anyone care to recommend book stores in London that have
good cricket selections? Also, how easy is it to visit Lords
for a tour/walkabout?

Its a pretty wierd feeling to be looking forward to watching
live test cricket for the first time in 9 years. Sheesh. To look
forward to walking around in Delhi in the winter, listening to the
crackle of the radio commentary from pan shops, chai-wallahs and
school buses and the roars from sundry living rooms as a wicket
goes down, to waking up in the morning and settling down
with a half-dozen parathas to watch the pre-lunch session, to run
out for a quick cigarette at tea-time and run back so as to
not miss anything,..the list goes on. At times,I still can't get
over it. The anticipation is so intense that it doesn't really
matter what happens in my qualifiers next week. Maybe I'll
watch a SRT test ton, ball-by-ball, maybe a Azhar one. Maybe
RSA will thrash us, but hey, who cares?

Win or lose, test cricket rules.

Samir
--
"Takin' the piss? You're practically givin' it away, mate!" - ML

 
 
 

Need Info. on London Book Stores

Post by Taylor Ian Christoph » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Go to Sports Pages and the sports section of Foyles. Both are in Charing
Cross Rd, nearest stop on the Tube is Tottenham Court Road. Sports pages
is small but one of the best sports bookshops in England. Foyles is the
biggest bookshop in England (I think). Both have masses of books on
cricket.

Good luck,

Ian

 
 
 

Need Info. on London Book Stores

Post by Nick Passingha » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00

I recommend a store called "Extra Cover" 101 Boundary Rd., St. John's Wood.
Tel 0171-6251191
Its not far from Lords and having spent time in London this year can
recommend it as numero uno.
--

Nick Passingham
Toronto



Quote:
> I will be in London for a couple of days next week (enroute to India
> to watch the Titan Cup and Test Series against South Africa:)) and
> would like to do some shopping for cricket books.


 
 
 

Need Info. on London Book Stores

Post by John Hal » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>Also, how easy is it to visit Lords
>for a tour/walkabout?

There are guided tours of Lord's. I can't recall the details of how you
get on one, but try ringing the MCC on +44 (0)171-289 8979.
--
The Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773):
    "Take the tone of the company you are in."
 
 
 

Need Info. on London Book Stores

Post by Anil K. Ru » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00

: Its a pretty wierd feeling to be looking forward to watching
: live test cricket for the first time in 9 years. Sheesh. To look
: forward to walking around in Delhi in the winter, listening to the
: crackle of the radio commentary from pan shops, chai-wallahs and
: school buses and the roars from sundry living rooms as a wicket
: goes down, to waking up in the morning and settling down
: with a half-dozen parathas to watch the pre-lunch session, to run
: out for a quick cigarette at tea-time and run back so as to
: not miss anything,..the list goes on. At times,I still can't get
: over it. The anticipation is so intense that it doesn't really
: matter what happens in my qualifiers next week. Maybe I'll
: watch a SRT test ton, ball-by-ball, maybe a Azhar one. Maybe
: RSA will thrash us, but hey, who cares?

: Win or lose, test cricket rules.
Hey do not go on like this about watching cricket.  It makes me want
to drop everything here and head back to India.

have fun,
Anil [let us beat RSA] Ruia.