Imran Khan: The Cricketer, the Celebrity, the Politician: The Biography by Christopher Sandford lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
HarperCollins, 2009, Paperback.
First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Imran Khan has always been a controversial figure, a man who gives rise to hot debate on account of his strong convictions and hard-line views. His story is full of colour and contradiction the practising Muslim who was equally at home in London nightspots like Annabels and Tramp and campaigning among the slums of Lahore.
Born in Lahore in 1952, Imran started playing cricket at 13 before furthering his studies at Oxford University. Representing Oxford, then Worcester and Sussex at county level, he made his debut for Pakistan during the 1971 England series. A World Cup winner, he is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of Test cricket, with more than 3,000 runs and 300 wickets to his name.
His mothers death prompted him to fund the first dedicated cancer hospital in Pakistan to the tune of some £5 million; awell-publicised marriage to Jemima Goldsmith ended in an equally high-profile divorce; and after his retirement from cricket he emerged as a major political figure in Pakistan, launching the Tehreek-e-lnsaf party. Never far from the headlines, he has garnered international prizes and awards for his crusading social work, and remains a perennial candidate for the premiership of his country.
Acclaimed biographer Christopher Sandford has approached a varied cast list of Imran associates past and present from Geoff Boycott, David Gower and Mike Brearley through to Nelson Mandela, Jeffrey Archer and celebrity acquaintances, as well as sources close to the late Princess of Wales and Pakistans General Musharraf; and Imran himself has provided Sandford with exclusive interviews and unique insights into his world.
Trade Paperback (9¼” x 6″).
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!