Arlott : The Authorised Biography

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John Arlott, was the voice of cricket for over 30 years, but he was also a much-loved and multi-faceted man with friends from many walks of life: from Dylan Thomas to Jo Grimond as well as Denis Compton and Ian Botham. He was also a very private man who, though well-known to nearly everyone, was yet unknown to all but a few. The son of a cemetery-keeper, Arlott began life as a clerk in a mental home before becoming a policeman in war-bombed Southampton, a tyro poet encouraged by John Betjeman, 12th man for Worcestershire CC and literary programmes producer at the BBC. He was also a Liberal candidate, author and wine correspondent. This is his more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 44mm | 979.75g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24pp b&w photographs
  • 0246138254
  • 9780246138255

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