The Pictures are Better on the Radio

The Pictures are Better on the Radio

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The funny, heart-warming tale of Adam Carroll-Smith's enduring love of sport on the radio - a uniquely personal collection of memories with the power to generate a shared, nostalgic sense of deja vu. From furtively listening to Premier League matches under his duvet as a boy, to secretly following Ashes Tests and World Cups when he should have been working, all the way to sleep-deprived nocturnal sessions with the Super Bowl and the Ryder Cup, and long afternoons at Wimbledon, The Pictures are Better on the Radio tells the story of how one fan fell in love with sport on the wireless. Full of acute observations, touching anecdotes and Adam's customary mix of deadpan and absurdist humour, the memoir effortlessly gets to the heart of what it means to be a sports obsessive, and explores why radio continues to be such a cherished medium for fans across the world.But looking back, ita#39;s obvious to see that what was important in those early weeks was not some perfect moment of my own ... Being able to ride out the exhaustion and share the small and unexpected moments of progress and giggly delirium were ... We piled into the car in our pyjamas at two and three in the morning to drive Ted around a€“ she liked the sound of the ... I think about how quickly I put the defeat in context; about how quickly I switched my attention to the altogether moreanbsp;...

Title:The Pictures are Better on the Radio
Author:Adam Carroll-Smith
Publisher:Pitch Publishing - 2015-10-01


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