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Hachette détente? Amazon now taking preorders on new titles

In a sign that Amazon's months-long fight with Hachette may be winding down, some of the book publisher's titles were available for preorder on the ecommerce retailer this week. Among the titles were Kevin Pietersen's The Autobiography, which debuts Dec. Show More Summary

Use the Imaginary Tunnel to Boost This Batting Style

last monthSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Have you noticed that some batters set up differently? Bent knees and a slightly wider base are notable in Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Smith and Gary Ballance. They move completely differently. Their movements don't relate to those coaching...Show More Summary

The sad but inevitable downfall of Kevin Pietersen. A tragedy in two innings.

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography is the saddest book of its type I’ve ever read. By its end you begin to think that KP and the ECB deserved each other and realise… Continue reading The post The sad but inevitable downfall of Kevin Pietersen. A tragedy in two innings. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

KP: The Autobiography - A Review

Kevin Pietersen has written a startling autobiography. So startling that it has taken the English cricketing and journalistic establishment by surprise. It is a catalogue of leaks, intrigues, triumphs and disappointments which accompanied...Show More Summary

Two Faces Of Kevin Pietersen

Ahh KP - two faces and multiple personalities, most of them somewhat unfortunate.

Kevin Pietersen row: how cricket can learn some class from football

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Kevin Pietersen of England The gentleman's game is eating itself… imagine if they had been footballers Talking Point Jonathan Harwood Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:42pm The unedifying bout of hysteriaShow More Summary

The unbearable ingratitude of Kevin Pietersen

Seven years ago Kevin Pietersen produced his first attempt at autobiography, Crossing the Boundary: The Early Years in My Cricketing Life. Atrociously written, it demonstrated no awareness of the world… Continue reading The post The unbearable ingratitude of Kevin Pietersen appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Roy Keane and Kevin Pietersen: what we learned about complex heroes

Credits: Gettty Alt Text: Roy Keane, Kevin Pietersen Both men's autobiographies have revealed unfavourable aspects of their characters First Reaction Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 2:12pm See related: Still making enemies: 7 revelationsShow More Summary

Still making enemies: 7 revelations from Roy Keane's book

Credits: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Alt Text: Roy Keane 'Dark' new book deals with Ferguson, Clough and Ronaldo - and a punch-up with Peter Schmeichel Briefing Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 12:23pm Kevin Pietersen is not the only sportsman toShow More Summary

Pietersen plays the victim as he lays into Prior and England

Credits: Scott Barbour/Getty Alt Text: Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior celebrating winning a match in 2010 Batsman accuses team-mates of bullying in 'biggest work of fiction since Jules Verne' First Reaction Bill Mann Tuesday, October...Show More Summary

Pietersen autobiography is sweetly timed: who will suffer?

Title: Kevin Pietersen Credits: Getty Images Controversial batsman is now beyond the reach of the ECB as he prepares to publish memoir Briefing Jonathan Harwood Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:29pm See related: Flower vs Pietersen and...Show More Summary

Quick Tip: Use Ninja Level Integration over Dumb Emulation

2 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

We all want to be a bit like our heroes. So, it's natural to want to emulate their methods and tactics. The problem is that you are not Kevin Pietersen, or Brett Lee, or Shane Warne. Even if you become the greatest player ever, you will never be your hero. Show More Summary

Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India Test form

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 3-1 in a five-Test series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. Show More Summary

The Pietersen Affair

It all began with a denial. Andrew Flower denied the suggestion that he had threatened to resign unless Kevin Pietersen was thrown out of the England squad. This week, Paul Downton said in a BBC interview (download interview) that there was a unanimous feeling in the England camp that the time had come to move on from Pietersen. Show More Summary

A great leader – like Disraeli or Thatcher – would have known what to do with Kevin Pietersen

Myth and history both provide parallels that the English cricket authorities would do well to heed in their dealings with Kevin Pietersen. There are many instances where leaders were unable to deal with genius, to their own detriment. The classic example is the row during the Trojan War between Agamemnon and Achilles. Although the proximate [...]

Pietersen's IPL deal worth more than England contract

Discarded batsman will make more in two months with Delhi Daredevils than a year with England One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 12:57 ON Wed 12 Feb 2014 DISCARDED England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has proved there is life after internationals...Show More Summary

Graphic: The 4 Elements of Batting Practice to Score Runs in Buckets?

10 months agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

Batting tips taken from advice from Kevin Pietersen, Michael Bevan, Aakash Chopra, Gary Palmer and Mark Garaway . Click to enlarge.

PM courted by KP and Strauss

The love-in between Kevin Pietersen and David Cameron continues. As I reported last week, the PM waded into the row over the sacking of the England batsman, and now KP… Continue reading The post PM courted by KP and Strauss appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Dave gives up on sticky wicket

The prime minister was waxing lyrical about ousted England slogger Kevin Pietersen when speaking to BBC Lancashire earlier today. The PM confessed that he is ‘an enormous fan of KP.’… Continue reading The post Dave gives up on sticky wicket appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Kevin Pietersen and David Cameron: Shouldn't our PM be more than a roving reporter?

David Cameron, Piers Morgan and Kevin Pietersen. It’s like the start of some dreadful joke, but it’s not. The Prime Minister has been talking about England dropping KP, a decision that has outraged Mr Morgan. Mr Cameron is also irked about the loss of “an amazing man” from the England XI. This morning, May 2010 [...]

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