Amidst my most surprising possessions are 66 letters from Don Bradman. Let me be more precise since readers may get the wrong idea. They are not addressed to me and they are photocopies but much prized nevertheless. Let me explain. They are treasured objects but I am sworn to keep them secret since they are private communications and are not to be published – at least not yet – and in any case not by me since I do not own the originals and have absolutely no right to quote from them.
This does not prevent me from delighting in these marvellous documents. After all the Don was, statistically, the greatest batsman who ever graced the ancient game of cricket, an icon in his lifetime and …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In