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A biography of John Arlott
on 6 December 2012
A carefully researched, honest and well written biography of a fascinating man. It is as a cricket commentator that we knew JA best, but his politics, poetry, love of books and enjoyment of wine combine with his time in the police force and friendship with an array of famous and interesting people to make this a hugely enjoyable book even, if not especially, for us non-cricketers.
John Arlott was an intelligent, erudite and generous man; I can think of few more interesting or entertaining people to invite to a dinner-party - this book makes me really wish I had known him.