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Richie: the Man Behind the Legend

Richie: the Man Behind the Legend

The Man Behind the Legend

by Norman Tasker and Ian Heads
Publication Date: 10/11/2015
Richie: The Man Behind the Legend is not a book of statistics or match reviews. Instead, it gets to the heart of 'Richie Benaud, the man'. Each chapter features personal recollections of various lengths from the people who knew Richie best. Among the contributors are members of Richie's family, childhood friends, cricket greats such as Neil Harvey and Alan Davidson, fellow commentators such as Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor, prominent identities from sport, politics, the media and business, from Australia, England, France, South Africa and the Caribbean.The book ends with a postscript by John Benaud. The book will feature colour and black-and-white photographs, including some from the private Benaud collection.
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Norman Tasker

Norman Tasker is a 60-year veteran of the sports-writing craft. He covered his first rugby Test for the Sunday Telegraph at nineteen years of age, made many major tours as travelling correspondent with Australian cricket and rugby teams, and became sports editor of the former Sydney afternoon paper the Sun. Tasker moved into the magazine field as a long-term editor of Rugby League Week, launched the cricket magazine Inside Edge and its rugby counterpart Inside Rugby, and became publisher of Australian Consolidated Press's sporting magazine division. He also wrote sports columns for the Bulletin over several years, and was that magazine's sports editor. He has written thirteen books, including four with the legendary cricket commentator Alan McGilvray.

Ian Heads

Ian Heads is a highly respected journalist, historian, author and storyteller who has covered the passing parade of Australian sport for 50 years. Since 1988 he has been the author or co-author of more than 50 books. In a succession of major titles Ian has told or helped tell the stories of some of Australia's greatest sporting figures, including Mark Taylor, Louise Sauvage, Ian Thorpe, Frank Hyde, Don Talbot, Mike Whitney, Noel Kelly, Arthur Beetson, Nova Peris, Des Renford, George Piggins, Ken Sutcliffe, Wayne Pearce, and renowned paramedic Paul Featherstone, aka 'The Hero of Thredbo'. He has written a comprehensive history of Australian sport (since before 1788), major histories of the game of rugby league - and of several sporting clubs, large and small.

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