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Set two seasons after the coronavirus devastated the summer game, Close of Play is a humorous rustic rural romp looking at what happens when property developers want to turn a village cricket ground into a new housing estate. The planning laws offer no protection. Protests do not help. And when the players can earn £40,000 each by selling off the land, everything seems lost. Until they decide to settle the issue by holding a £1 million village cricket match. But some of the tactics are just not cricket. Featuring an ex-MP, a Eurovision Song Contest winner, a fat headmaster, an angry environment campaigner, a bewildered farmer, a family divided, a dashing doctor and a confusing councilor, will Lord of the Manor Nick Stafford get his way and make even more money or will he be stumped by the remainers?

©2020 Nigel Hastilow (P)2020 Nigel Hastilow

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The antidote to Lock Down

What a fun read and so entertaining. Witty, astute and contemporary.

Thank you. A real gem.