46 not out

Silly points

r.c. robertson glasgow’s 46 not out, his autobiographical memoirs is a charmingly written book, filled with daft humour and wonderful turns of phrase. it is scholarly but never boring and its celebration of some of the “lesser ” people is in keeping with the promise made in the opening chapter(where the author expounds delightfully and somewhat cynically,of why the bearded granddad in his street is better than the great playwright Bernard Shaw-a payback for Bernard Shaw’s acidic comments about cricket). it is a delightful ramble through oxford and somerset , it also offers deep insights into the university life at oxford, but many of his references(with Greek and Latin phrases) to the classics completely beat me as i am as ignorant in that area as the author is of mathematics(the book has a beautiful (short) humorous description of why even Einstein needed an assistant for math)……i am reminded of sujit…

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