Classic After-Dinner Sports Tales

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, May 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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Following on from the hugely successful Best After-Dinner Sports Tales, yet more rousing stories from the after-dinner speaking circuit, from some of the biggest names in sport as well as celebrities from the world of entertainment.

The book will take a look at the cricket world, with stories from Australia, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand and the sub-continent, and go on to cover many other sports, with contributions from the world of rugby, football, golf, racing and athletics.

Alongside some the biggest names in sport, there will be other celebrities amusing the reader with their favourite anecdotes, including Sir David Frost, Dickie Davies, Sir Patrick Moore, Julian Wilson and well-established Lord's Taverners like Richard Stilgoe, Ronnie Corbett, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Rory Bremner.

Never before has such a wide range of talent from the worlds of sport and entertainment come together in such striking form. Their stories will provide a richly entertaining read for all the family, male and female, young and old.

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About the author (2005)

Jonathan Rice is a sports writer, having written at least a dozen books on cricket, football, golf, bridge and sports history. Among his recent books are 1953: The Crowning Year Of Sport and One Hundred Lord's Tests. He is an authority on popular music, having been a founding co-author (with Paul Gambaccini and Tim Rice) of the bible of the pop music industry, British Hit Singles.

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