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The Breaks Are Off: My Autobiography

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Drafted into the squad for the full tour of South Africa in 1999–2000, Swann's meteoric rise received a jolt. While some liked the cut of his jib, others did not and England coach Duncan Fletcher already had a foot in the latter camp when Swann missed the bus for the first of two times on that tour. Suddenly he was judged on temperament and not talent. Although Swann candi ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton (first published October 13th 2011)
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Stuart Taylor

Brilliant sports autobio! Insightful and funny,
Swann divulges many of his career and life highlights and isn't afraid to offer his feelings and opinions on each.

Swann's sense of humour comes across well too and this makes for a highly enjoyable read...and that's coming from a Scotsman!
Jan 08, 2012 Kerri rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Cricket fans
Absolutely brilliant!
The best part was when he was speaking one of the ex-coaches taking pictures of them and the quote, "I'll give you an Anderson and a Broad for 200 smokes" was written. I was sat there for a few moments giggling to myself. Swanny is naturally funny and his book showed this.
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Graeme Peter Swannis an English international cricketer. He is primarily a right-arm offspinner, but also bats right-handed. After initially playing for his home county Northamptonshire, for which he made his debut in 1997, he moved to Nottinghamshire in 2005. He often fields at slip. He attended Sponne School in Towcester, Northamptonshire.
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