A Clear Blue Sky

  • by Jonny Bairstow, Duncan Hamilton
  • Narrated by Paul Tyreman
  • 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An emotionally rich, moving and nuanced memoir from the Yorkshire and England wicketkeeper.
As a young boy of eight, Jonny Bairstow was dealt a cruel blow. His father David 'Bluey' Bairstow, the combative and very popular wicketkeeper and captain of Yorkshire, took his own life at the age of 47.
David left behind Jonny; Jonny's sister, Becky, and half brother, Andy; and his wife, Janet, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer at the time of his death. From these incredibly tough circumstances, Jonny and his family strived to find an even keel and come to terms with the loss of their father and husband.
Jonny found his way through his dedication to sport. He was a gifted and natural athlete, with potential careers ahead of him in rugby and football, but he eventually chose cricket and came to build a career that followed in his father's footsteps, eventually reaching the pinnacle of the sport and breaking the record for most Test runs in a year by a wicketkeeper.
Written with multiple-award-winning writer Duncan Hamilton, this is an incredible story of triumph over adversity and a memoir with far-reaching lessons about determination and the will to overcome.


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Great read, unbelievable story! Unthinkable to think someone could go through what he has and still become a great sportsman. Testament to yourself and your family. It’s great you’re sharing this for the wider public who may also be going through such a thing and to carry on plugging away.
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Jonny Bairstow is an incredible young man, you don't get anywhere in this world with talent alone and he's shown an enviable determination to get to where he is now. A fantastic journey so far, I look forward to reading/listening to his next book when he recounts all of his ashes triumphs!!
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- Douj

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited