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**Runner-up in the MCC Cricket Book of the Year Award**
"One of the finest cricket biographies I have ever read." --David Warner, Yorkshire CCC website
"Percy Jeeves's really story puts things into perspective. Reading about what Percy and his comrades went through in the trenches makes you think. The Real Jeeves is an eye-opening book." --Ashley Giles
"A wonderful new book... Halford recounts magnificently - and with aching poignancy - the terrible fate suffered by Jeeves and his comrades in the trenches." --Chris Waters, The Yorkshire Post
"A thought-provoking glimpse into an aspect of the past that must never be forgotten... this is one that should not be missed." --Martin Chandler, CricketWeb
"Brian Halford, one of the many excellent cricket writers in regional journalism, retells the story [of Jeeves] in a new book, The Real Jeeves." --The Times
"A wonderful book, worth far more than most of the formulaic cricket autobiographies. The author has made a major contribution to cricket literature with this memorable book, that is deservedly among the contenders for the 2014 Cricket Book of the Year." --Peakfan Blog
"This true-life story is as memorable - and surely more poignant - than any of [P G Wodehouse's] much-loved creations." --Simon Briggs, The Telegraph
"The Real Jeeves: I couldn't recommend it more." --George Dobell, CricInfo
"It's an amazing book, for a cricket fan, a Wodehouse fan and well, a great stories fan. Loved it." --Vic Minett, BBC CWR
"A fascinating story and a very well-researched book, it relates the tale of a very young cricketer for youth. The story is of immense human interest, with an insight into life in the trenches." --The Cricket Memorabilia Society Magazine.
"Beautifully written, touching without ever drifting towards maudlinism, detailed yet not remotely dry. There are any number of such stories that deserve to be told but some demand to be told by a writer capable of doing them justice. The Real Jeeves is one of those happy projects where content and style coalesce to perfection." --The Coventry Evening Telegraph
"An outstandingly well-written story of a former Warwickshire player. A very haunting account of his final days - truly thought-provoking." --Keith Cook, secretary of Warwickshire Old County Cricketers Association.
"Brian Halford evokes the squalour and the futility of trench warfare. This part of the book contains some very fine writing indeed. A compelling account of a life cut short and congratulations to the author and the publishers for opening a window on to this neglected part of cricket history." --The Cricket Journal
Brian Halford has covered the fortunes of Warwickshire CCC for the Birmingham Post & Mail since 2000. Brian is the author of Warwickshire CCC On This Day, 100 Years of Test Match Cricket at Edgbaston and The Year of the Bear, the story of Warwickshire's championship triumph in 2004.
A superb book on one of English crickets characters I was totally unaware of,not being a huge fan of pre WW1 Warwickshire cricket. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Derek Britton
Very interesting story of the "real" Jeeves , the cricketer whose name was used and immortalised by PG Wodehouse .Published 16 months ago by Steve W