Author(s): Justin Brown
A blokes' weekend away. Yarns, jokes, good-humoured sledging, clowning around.. the usual guy-time thing, right? But for these five Kiwi chaps - a high country farmer, a radio DJ, a businessman, a photographer and a shoe-string traveller called Blanket Boy- it gets a bit more complicated when it's decided not to head for the Bay of Islands, the Sounds or Ohope. No, they're going to India, with a bat and a ball and a quest to play cricket wherever they can find a bit of clear ground and a team keen to take them on. From Varanasi to Madras, Agra to Delhi, they take to the pitch in the weirdest of locations to face off against kids who can bat and bowl like demons. On the way they learn a lot of about life, love, death, suffering, compassion and the fascination of India. In equal parts a book about travel, humour, mateship and the love of cricket that unites people whatever the age, situation and station, an endearing and affecting read.
Justin Brown is a well known Auckland radio host. He is the author of four successful books.