288 pages, hardback
Here is the inside story of Fairfield Books: from its beginnings in the cricket coaching that the 45-year-old Stephen Chalke sought in the autumn of 1993 through the journeys around England and Wales that generated his first book ‘Runs in the Memory’ and on to the publication of 42 titles.
Alex Massie, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack : A charming and poignant autobiography. Chalke tells the story of his life as an accidental author and publisher with typical lyricism and panache.
David Kynaston, New Statesman : A candid and sympathetic memoir by Stephen Chalke, who since the late 1990s has through his research, writing and publishing transformed our understanding of the post-war game.