By Jonny Bairstow
An emotionally wealthy, relocating and nuanced memoir from the Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper.
As a tender boy of 8, Jonny Bairstow used to be dealt a merciless blow. His father David ‘Bluey’ Bairstow, the combative and extremely renowned wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his personal existence on the age of forty-six.
David left in the back of Jonny, Jonny’s sister Becky and half-brother Andy, and his spouse Janet, who had lately been clinically determined with melanoma on the time of his dying. From those awfully difficult conditions, Jonny and his kinfolk strived to discover a fair keel and are available to phrases with the lack of their father and husband.
Jonny came across his approach via his commitment to recreation. He used to be a proficient and typical athlete, with power careers prior to him in rugby and soccer, yet he finally selected cricket and got here to construct a profession that in his father’s footsteps, ultimately achieving the head of the game and breaking the checklist for many try out runs in a yr by way of a wicketkeeper.
Written with multiple-award-winning author Duncan Hamilton, this can be a huge tale of conquer adversity and a memoir with far-reaching classes approximately choice and the need to overcome.
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