Last in the Tin Bath

Author: David Lloyd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471150461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM CRICKET'S HUGELY POPULAR COMMENTATOR With his infectious enthusiasm for the game, David 'Bumble' Lloyd blends immense knowledge and experience with an eye for the quirky detail and an unending fund of brilliant stories. This definitive autobiography recalls his childhood in Accrington, Lancashire, when, after a long day playing cricket in the street, he would get his chance to wash himself in his family's bath - but only after his parents and uncle had taken their turn first. From being last in the tin bath, he moved on to make his debut for Lancashire while still in his teens, eventually earning an England call-up, when he had to face the pace of Lillee and Thomson - with painful and eye-watering consequences. After retiring as a player, he became an umpire and then England coach during the 1990s, before eventually turning to commentary with Sky Sports. After spending more than 50 years involved with the professional game, Bumble's memoir is packed with hilarious anecdotes from the golden age of Lancashire cricket through to the glitzy modern era of T20 cricket. He provides vivid behind-the-scenes insight into life with England and on the Sky commentary team. Last in the Tin Bath is a joy to read from start to finish and was shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards Autobiography of the Year.

Judy: A Dog in a Million

Author: Damien Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848665377

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 7748


The impossibly moving story of how Judy, World War Two's only animal POW, brought hope in the midst of hell. Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million, cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

Radio Times

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Michelin Green Guide Great Britain

Author: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

Publisher: Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

ISBN: 2067182323

Category: Travel

Page: 544

View: 5651


This eBook version of the Green Guide Great Britain by Michelin features the best of Great Britain, its three unique countries and dozens of different cultures and landscapes. Tours, maps, full-color photos, illustrations and plenty of fascinating sidebars help you to explore this island where heritage, history and high culture play a continuing role, but nothing stands still for long. Whether walking among the Victoriana of Tunbridge Wells, taking a tour of the British Museum, or beach-hopping on the Pembrokeshire coast, Michelin's celebrated star-rating system and respected maps make sure you see the best that Great Britain has to offer.

The London Gazette

Author: Great Britain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gazettes

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England's Lane

Author: Joseph Connolly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178087720X

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 2728


SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE: AS IF THE ROYLE FAMILY WERE WRITTEN BY MARTIN AMIS 'Vibrant tragicomic slices of cosmopolitan Englishness' Independent on Sunday 'May well be his masterpiece . . . a rich and compelling drama of life' Daily Mail 'Virtuosic farce and razor-edged comedy of manners' Independent Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger, the sweetshop and the butcher. Each of them hiding their lies, coping in the only way they know how. 'He remains essentially a comic novelist, but one whose work has its dark, even sinister side . . . There is no other novelist today who writes quite like Connolly' Scotsman