A Sporting Life
A Sporting World is a vivid portrayal of the history of the three staple Australian general sports magazines of the mid-20th century – Sporting Life, Sports Novels and Sport Magazine.
Set within the context of sports publishing in Australia and internationally, the distinct story of each magazine is replete with details of owners, editors, print and photo journalists, artists and their subjects.
Although there is a particular focus on cricket content, this entertaining account provides a vibrant and compelling analysis of all the drama and flair that made each monthly magazine so popular on newsstands around Australia.
‘This is good. I’ve flicked through Sports Novels in my time but never seen anything in this detail about it. I like Ron Casey’s pseudonyms! … I salute your efforts.’
Absorbing analysis, ground-breaking research. Informative and valuable assessment of the many journalists who contributed regularly to the publications.
What I like about Peter Lloyd’s work is that it really captures the era of handsome journalism and ‘seat of your pants’ storytelling. The imperative to focus on human interest in the magazines comes through nicely in this history.