Batting For Hemingway

Former ENGLAND cricket captain Michael Atherton is an unlikely champion of the great American writer Ernest Hemingway.

But throughout his playing career Atherton used to carry a copy of Hemingway's short stories in his kit-bag.

Here he explains why and talks to a variety of Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts about the destructive myths of the man and the enduring quality of the writing.

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Former ENGLAND cricket captain Michael Atherton is an unlikely champion of the great American writer Ernest Hemingway.

But throughout his playing career Atherton used to carry a copy of Hemingway's short stories in his kit-bag.

Here he explains why and talks to a variety of Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts about the destructive myths of the man and the enduring quality of the writing.

2005051920050523
20050731 (R4)

Former ENGLAND cricket captain Michael Atherton is an unlikely champion of the great American writer Ernest Hemingway.

But throughout his playing career Atherton used to carry a copy of Hemingway's short stories in his kit-bag.

Here he explains why and talks to a variety of Hemingway scholars and enthusiasts about the destructive myths of the man and the enduring quality of the writing.