Thomas Lord's ground is one of the most famous sporting venues in the world. The long acknowledged headquarters of cricket, its illustrious history stretches back two hundred years. Many books have been written about it, but Anthony Meredith offers something new - a personal Vade Mecum, telling the story of the ground from his own particular association with it, both as a spectator and cricket writer.Meredith's fresh and unconventional approach not only elucidates with great clarity the iconic ground's complicated history, but seeks to get to its very soul. It is both a celebration of all that Marylebone Cricket Club has achieved and, at the same time, food for thought on the game's future. Anthony Meredith has written widely on cricket and was a regular contributor to The Cricketer International.