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A Cricketing and Humorous Masterpiece
on 4 August 2007
Peter Tinniswood's creation, The Brigadier, is at his finest here, in his original outing. Dotty, bombastic, eccentric, a bit rude - the Brigadier is all of these and so much more. The book follows the Brigadier recounting his past memories of "the summer game", and frequently mistaking well known cricketers for other famous people. Comments such as "Majid Khan, son of Sammy" will either paralyse you with laughter, or leave you stone cold. I am firmly in the first camp and definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves cricket and who loves a really silly off the wall laugh. Most of the other Peter Tinniswood "Brigadier" books ("More Tales from the Long Room", "Tales of Witney Scrotum", "Brigadier's Brief Lives" etc.) are all good in places, but none of them can hold a candle to this opener.