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18 October 1984
Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusion of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866) 
by H.G. Wells.
Faber, 838 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13330 4
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H.G. Wells in Love: Postscript to an Experiment in Autobiography 
edited by G.P. Wells.
Faber, 253 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 571 13329 0
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The Man with a Nose, and the Other Uncollected Short Stories of H.G. Wells 
edited by J.R. Hammond.
Athlone, 212 pp., £9.95, September 1984, 0 485 11247 7
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... was not of the most fatal kind, and there are other apparently more worthy men (I am thinking of J.R. Ackerley’s father) whose sexual career was more disastrous to others. But when one considers the ‘Postscript’ as writing, it has to be said that it is not different from, and no better than, the later parts of Experiment in Autobiography. It suffers ...
13 October 1988
A History of West Indies Cricket 
by Michael Manley.
Deutsch, 575 pp., £17.95, May 1988, 0 233 98259 0
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Sobers: Twenty Years at the Top 
by Garfield Sobers and Brian Scovell.
Macmillan, 204 pp., £11.95, June 1988, 0 333 37267 0
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... background of rising national consciousness and helped the process of a unified identity. Bradman, Hammond and Headley were the greatest batsmen of the age that followed Hobbs. Headley, whose training was much more limited, went to Australia in 1930 with hardly any on-side strokes – a weakness quickly exploited by Grimmett – and so completely overcame his ...

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