Whether discussing philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature or cricket . . . Brearley is compelling company
Turning Over the Pebbles sparkles with erudition and culture . . . rewarding and eye-opening
A beautifully crafted journey into the mind of a genius - both cricketing and otherwise
This sharp memoir glides across [Brearley's] interests, featuring musings on ageing, music and strategy in sport. It's the ideal accompaniment to the Ashes.
Sunday Times 'Book of the Week'
Peppered with reflections on music, literature, philosophy and exchanges with legendary thinkers, it is as much if not more a book on the mind and a manual on the essence of a good life - and a good death; it will make readers pause
Unexpected rewards to the reader on every page
Brearley's prose is abundantly stylish
Exceptionally carefully thought-through and most intriguingly written . . . This is a truly lovely book
An enthralling memoir from the cricketing great
A Masterclass . . . [A] stimulating memoir . . . It is hard to think of any other sportsman - or come to it, any other philosopher or analyst - who makes for such agreeable, such stimulating , such warm, company
A thoughtful and intriguing book
A superb book - much more than a traditional memoir . . . this is a sharp, witty and unashamedly learned meditation on art and music, literature and the Classics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, childhood and old age, families and feelings, illness and the imminence of death . . . And of course cricket. It is unlike any book you will read this year . . . This book is an inspiration, showing us how to live our best lives