Nearly Famous: Adventures of an After-Dinner Speaker
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Nearly Famous: Adventures of an After-Dinner Speaker

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Firmly established in the world of entertainment, The Cat's route to fame has been through corporate and sporting dinners. He grew up loving sport and perservered despite having only one eye and an almost total absence of natural ability. His reputation as a figure of fun and his readiness to laugh at his own failures have reaped rich rewards. How many of us have played football with Bobby Moore and George Best at Wembley, or played at Lord's, or written a poem teasing the Duke of Edinburgh for never recognising us? In Nearly Famous, The Cat writes hilariously of the many famous people he has worked with - everyone from Colin Cowdrey, Bobby Robson and Terry Venables to Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, Eric Morcambe and Brian Johnston - and the highs and lows of that most serious of businesses: making people laugh.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 23mm | 255g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753509067
  • 9780753509067
  • 2,164,043

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"More sporting laughs than you will read in a dozen sports autobiographies." -- Ian Wooldridge * Daily Mail * "He's the funniest speaker on football I have heard in all my experience." -- Sir Bobby Robson "Unsuprisingly full of amusing self-depracating sporting anecdotes and gags." * The Times * "This man is magic" -- Sir Harry Secombe CBEshow more

About Bob Bevan

Bob Bevan had a highly successful career in journalism and public relations before becoming one of the country;s most in-demand after dinner speakers. The Cat is a trustee of the Lord's Taverners, an Honorary Barker in the Variety Club and a member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.show more

Review Text

"This man is magic"show more

Back cover copy

Bob 'The Cat' Bevan has made a career out of being one of the best in the country at doing something that most of us dread - speaking in public. Firmly established in the world of entertainment, The Cat's route to fame has been through corporate and sporting dinners. He grew up loving sport and perservered despite having only one eye and an almost total absence of natural ability. His reputation as a figure of fun and his readiness to laugh at his own failures have reaped rich rewards. How many of us have played football with Bobby Moore and George Best at Wembley, or played at Lord's, or written a poem teasing the Duke of Edinburgh for never recognising us? In Nearly Famous, The Cat writes hilariously of the many famous people he has worked with - everyone from Colin Cowdrey, Bobby Robson and Terry Venables to Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Billy Connolly, Eric Morcambe and Brian Johnston - and the highs and lows of that most serious of businesses: making people laugh. Whether you're a sports fan or not, this book is guaranteed to leave you feeling a good deal more cheerful than you were when you picked it up.show more

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