LIMITED EDITION DETAILS
– Buy one of only 108 copies commemorating Sir Geoffrey Boycott’s 108 Test match caps
– Front endpaper: signed by Sir Geoffrey, individually numbered, and featuring a unique personal reflection on the Test match that corresponds with your copy number
– Back endpaper: features a list of Sir Geoffrey’s 108 Test appearances
Please note that there are 108 individually numbered copies of this limited edition. We are unable to guarantee availability of specific numbers but if there are one or more numbers you would prefer to buy, please state this in the order notes when placing your order.
We will do our best to supply the number(s) you request and will contact you to confirm if your preferred number(s) are available before despatching your order. Orders can be cancelled prior to despatch.
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Available numbers (correct as of 23/09/2022):
1, 6-64, 66-72, 74-108
272 pages, hardback
When the first lockdown came, finding himself without cricket for the first time in his life, Geoffrey Boycott sat down and began to write a retrospective warts-and-all diary of each of his Test match appearances. It is illuminating and unsparing, characterised by Boycott’s astonishing memory, famous forthrightness and unvarnished, sometimes lacerating, honesty.
That 100,000 word document forms the basis for Being Geoffrey Boycott, a device that takes the reader inside Geoffrey’s head and back through cricket history, presenting a unique portrait of the internal and external forces that compelled him from a pit village in Yorkshire to the pinnacle of the world game.
Now 81 and still one of the most recognisable cricketers England has ever produced, Boycott has teamed up with award-winning author Jon Hotten in this catalogue of his tumultuous time with the national side.
Dropped for scoring a slow double hundred, making himself unavailable to play for England for several years, captain for eight seasons of a group of strong, stroppy and extremely talented players at Yorkshire, bringing up his hundredth hundred at Headingley against the Old Enemy, seeing David Gower and Ian Botham emerge as future greats, playing under Mike Brearley in the 1981 Ashes, in this enlightening book Boycott reveals a host of never-before-heard details regarding his peers and his playing days.