“Born into a traditional West Indian family later in that decade – I knew what cricket meant to the community. Colin’s 1973 and Me is a wonderful insight”.
Trev aka Taye Adwa from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
“As someone who is not a fan of cricket, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed and gained from this book, particularly for the wider perspective of a rich cultural world I have not been a part of. A great read, passionate, very informative and entertaining”. Chloe, London
“A really enjoyable read, mixing history, cricket, personal recollections from childhood and a healthy dose of nostalgia”.
Tim Mansfield, Lancaster
“A warm and captivating read with a legendary cast of characters”.
Lainy Malkani, Director of the Social History Hub, author and journalist
Shafeeza Ali-Motilal, Trinidad
Lance Gibbs, Alvin Kallicharan, Rohan Kanhai, Clive Lloyd, Frank Hayes, Keith Fletcher, Sacha Distel, Johnny Kwango, Red Rum, Clyde Best, Albert Johanneson, Shirley Bassey, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, The Common Market, CARICOM, Guyana, school dinners, curry and roti, Leeds, South London life in the 70s and more feature in 1973 and Me.
1973 and Me also features exclusive Q&As with Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird, Deryck Murray on Inshan Ali, and Colin Grant on The Wailers 1973 tour of Britain.
Update: Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the UK government’s current advice regarding social distancing, the 1973 and Me book launch event has been postponed until further notice.