The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer cover

The Boys of Summer is one in a series of LoPiverse books. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, chronology & series information.

It is set during the Headingley Test match played between England and Australia at Leeds, July 1981 and dedicated to the English cricket team who successfully defended the Ashes in the summer of 1981 and also to my friends pictured within.

The young Bill Weasley persuades his father to take him to the baffling Muggle sport of cricket. It’s Headingley, 1981, and history is about to be made - if only Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters don’t stop it.

Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.

Advisory: No actual knowledge of the laws of cricket is needed to understand this story; if anything, it would probably be a hindrance.

Acknowledgements:
This story was written many years ago and recently updated for republication. Originally betaing by Heidi, for which very many thanks.

The original main cover image is based upon a Punch cartoon called ‘Cricket Terminology’ from a Project Gutenberg eText. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.

The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.

As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.

The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.


This short story is rated PG. You might also like to consider other books set in the Harry Potter or Real People fandoms.

- First Edition: 18th Aug 2001
- 2nd Edition: 5th May 2013
- 3rd Edition: 6th Apr 2021

This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.


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