CWS: Cricket In The Road and Other Stories
Author: Michael Anthony
Published: December 1973
Format: Paperback 143 pages
Level: Age 11 and older
All of these tales are set in Trinidad and include an introduction to the collection by the author.
In his introduction to this complete collection Michael Anthony says that he started writing stories as the result of a competition in a Trinidad newspaper. "What was new and refreshing to me was the treatment of local themes and the use of the local idiom. It made literature look 'real' to me... ". "My main desire was always to write about something I actually knew and experienced, and, belonging as I do to Mayaro, it was only natural that most of my stories should be set there, although all of them have been written in England. There are only two stories set in San Fernando - Enchanted Alley, and The Day of the Fearless - although I spent a childhood year and many of my adolescent years there."