The Rebel Tours

The Rebel Tours

by Peter May

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 01/03/2011


In 1968, cricket was at the forefront of global opposition to Apartheid as the Basil D'Oliveira affair proved a watershed in the sporting boycott against South Africa. Yet the boycott was repeatedly breached - teams from England, the West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka toured South Africa in defiance of the sanctions, playing unofficial matches to meet the voracious demand of a sports-hungry white populace. Peter May provides an essential narrative on how events unfolded and a lucid analysis of the sporting, political and moral context.

Sports & outdoor recreation
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Peter May

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists.

He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

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