Skip to content
To purchase books, please contact your local bookseller.
To purchase books, please contact your local bookseller.

Caribbean Lives: Brian Lara

The most thrilling and controversial cricketer of his generation, Brian Lara is a hero to millions worldwide. A natrually attacking style and limitless scoring arc, allied to phenomenal mental and physical stamina, proved a recipe for some of the biggest and most compelling innings in cricket history.

This new biography charts the influences that shaped Lara as a child batting prodigy, through an astonishing and turbulent career and onto his post-cricket life as a businessman, benefactor and national icon.

Through in-depth interviews with former international players, coaches, teachers, neighbours, friends and family members, new light is shed on this brilliant but complex man; a true Caribbean hero who still has many chapters to write.


Caribbean Lives is a series of short, readable biographies that reveals the wealth of talent and individuality to have emerged from the region. Written for a general readership, these accessible life histories aim to celebrate some of the Caribbean's most distinguished personalities and their contribution to the wider world.