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True Colours

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The Run-Away Bestseller of 2008, now in paperback

Many critics believe Adam Gilchrist is the greatest wicketkeeper/batsman to have played the game, but Adam's huge popularity does not rest solely on his incredible track record. To his millions of fans around the world, it is the way he plays the game – rather than simply the sum of his achievements – tha
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Hardcover, 627 pages
Published 2008 by Macmillan Australia
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Harini
Nov 24, 2010 Harini rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Cricket and Adam Gilchrist fans
This book is as good as Gilly's 149 against Sri Lanka in 2007 World Cup. Any Adam Gilchrist fan will know what I am talking about and you if you dont know, then this book isnt for you. If you are Adam Gilchrist's fan then this book is a MUST READ!
Dan Mac
May 16, 2015 Dan Mac rated it liked it
If a woman by the name of Mel is giving you a hard time right now, I would advise to give yourself 500m - 1km between you and herself at all times if you intend to read this behemoth (he mentions his wife more than he adjusted his box). If you have an adversion to water, if you're a cat or if you're fire itself, Adam cries at about 28 page intervals so I advise taking the utmost precautions. The highlights of this read is Gilly giving us the inside (albeit very G rated) lowdown of his relationsh ...more
Isaac Mumford
Apr 04, 2013 Isaac Mumford rated it it was amazing
True colours (my life)
Adam Gilchrist
True Colours is a fantastic autobiography of such an iconic Australian cricketer and one of the best Australia and the world have ever seen.
True Colours is definitely a book for cricket lovers, even those who are not Gilchrist fans will absolutely love this book. The book is a long and hard read though so for those young Gilly fans it might be better to have the book read to them.

The book is a reflection of Gilly's career he talks about some of the greats of t
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Alekh Agrawal
Mar 16, 2016 Alekh Agrawal rated it really liked it
I'm not a big fan of cricket. Great game that it may be, I find it a bit too slow for my taste (and 20-20 is more entertainment than sport). But if there is one name that comes to my mind when reminded of cricket, its Adam Gilchrist (ok all Sachin fans don't kill me, let me live with my weird choice). One of the last standing gentleman of the so-called gentleman's game has been equally candid in the narration of his life's story. The book is an emotional roller coaster which could move even the ...more
Jim
Dec 25, 2008 Jim rated it it was amazing
Reading Gilly's book got me to my own personal century of books read for 2008; usually I average around the mid '70s but this has evidently been a bumper year.

I'll come back with a review proper a bit later.
Sharjeel
Jul 05, 2011 Sharjeel rated it it was ok
Life Indulged in a glory and winning passion...
Aniket Parikh
Sep 25, 2012 Aniket Parikh rated it really liked it
I decided to read this book because one of my friends said that this book is better then the Mike Hussey one. I liked the Mike Hussey one so i thought i should read this book.

This book goes under ' book with main male character'. This category was quite interesting for obvious reasons. because it was simple.

My favourite quote was “You can't be part of the side that loses the Ashes after all these years.” because i've been watching the Ashes for all these years and it is one of the most interes
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Angus Mcfarlane
Jul 26, 2011 Angus Mcfarlane rated it really liked it
Shelves: australian, biography
When I was given this book last Christmas, I was suitably grateful, but not particularly looking forward to another sporting biography. Although I probably fall into the category of 'cricket tragic', I think I saw this cynically as another cricketers excuse to make money before slipping into obscurity by writing up diary notes about events others have written about, and that the public have largely seen/heard as games were played. "Oh well - I always enjoyed watching Gilchrist play and I'll prob ...more
Hanri
Feb 28, 2014 Hanri rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Gilly is a very good story teller, I laughed out loud numerous times while reading. A very fun read for cricket lovers, it brings up good memories and gives insight into the team over many years
Angus James
May 14, 2014 Angus James marked it as to-read
Adam gilchrist true colours is a great book for any kid how would love to break into the cricket industry
Aditya Bhouraskar
Aug 09, 2014 Aditya Bhouraskar rated it it was amazing
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Mayank Saboo
Aug 30, 2013 Mayank Saboo rated it liked it
Read it while traveling and it was indeed a page turner. Autobiographies are rarely page turners and dey depress you sometimes but Adam has had a wonderful life and it was really cool knowing a little. The writing is childish and too straightforward and sometimes, it bugs you.
Rowan Donohue
I think it was as good book, especiallly because he was my favourite cricket player. this book explains touring and cricketing life very well.
SpongeBob SquarePants (Eamon C)
AMAZING!!! 608 pages of pure emotion. Explore the giddying highs and tragic lows of a cricketing legend and national icon!!!!!!!!!!!!
Grahame Keast
Jun 29, 2013 Grahame Keast rated it it was amazing
A beaut read from a truly top Aussie bloke. As a cricketer he entertained us so much.
Tejaswini
Sep 18, 2013 Tejaswini rated it it was amazing
Amazingg!!! gilchrist personifies simplicity ..love ya gilly
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Many critics believe Adam Gilchrist is the greatest wicketkeeper/batsman to have played the game, but Adam's huge popularity does not rest solely on his incredible track record. To his millions of fans around the world, it is the way he plays the game – rather than simply the sum of his achievements – that marks him out as one of the best-loved cricketers of his generation. He is both a swashbuckl ...more
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