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The Actuary The magazine of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries


I am writing in response to Alan Frost’s recent criticism of Shane Warne’s autobiography, ghost-written by Richard Hobson. I also own a copy of this book and disagree that it lacks soul. The book provides a colourful picture of Warne’s life both in and around cricket. What’s more, it reads fluently. I wonder whether Alan Frost, as a regular writer in The Actuary, truly believes that he succeeds in injecting life into his descriptive theatrical reviews. Of course a written version of events will never fully reflect the character of a person or of a performance. I’m pleased to say that Richard’s book reached the top of the non-fiction best sellers in the year it was published. When Alan Frost manages to produce a best seller, please let me know!