Ying from Random House emailed to remind me of Kevin Pietersen’s biography, which is due to be published on September 9, 2006. It should be an interesting read – and I’ll have two copies to give away on the blog shortly after publication. In the meantime, pre-order your copy from Amazon.
Crossing the Boundary: The Early Years in My Cricketing Life
Well I suppose it was inevitable! It’s not out until September 2006 but you can preorder it now. Synopsis reads:
Described by the media as ‘the David Beckham of cricket’ and regularly gracing the tabloids and broadsheets alike with his trademark hairstyle and vibrant personality, Kevin is fast becoming the poster boy for English cricket. But he is also in possession of a prodigious talent – fearless, bold and with unflappable nerves. His unique batting style has produced hundreds of runs and many outstanding innings for his county and country this summer, culminating in his extraordinary triumph at The Ashes. “Crossing the Boundary” will recount Kevin’s remarkable journey so far – from growing up in his native South Africa to the opposition he faced from his national cricket board, from his move to England and his career at Hampshire to winning a place on the England team. It will provide a rare insight into the mind of an international cricketer, on and off the pitch. Reflecting his youthful charisma and his bullish confidence, this will be a sporting memoir like no other. Told with wit, intelligence and attitude, “Crossing the Boundary” will reveal the riveting story of a young, hugely talented star who has helped England to win their 1st Ashes in 18 years.