Posted: May 26 2022
NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACKTo Buy
SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
CRICKET BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021
The Sunday Times bestselling biography celebrating the life of the legendary cricketer Bob Willis.
Following his death in 2019 at the age of 70, tributes to Bob Willis came flooding in from every major news outlet and from every major figure in the industry – and outside of it. His career spanned decades, from his days as a cricketer for England to his time as a pundit on Sky TV. This autobiography includes never-before-seen writing from Bob alongside contributions from key figures, as well as a detailed account of the great England victory over Australia at Headingley in 1981.
The book was edited by Bob’s brother David, and Sir Ian Botham has written the foreword. It combines a new 30,000-word biography, written by Daily Mail sportswriter Mike Dickson, with a celebration of a truly legendary man. Tributes from some of his many friends in the world of cricket and beyond are accompanied by reflections on highlights from an eventful life, drawing on autobiographical and personal material from Bob himself, contemporary press reports and accounts of team-mates and opponents.
Bob’s wife Lauren and daughter Katie have donated the full advance payment and royalties on this book, less expenses, to Prostate Cancer UK.
Published in paperback, £10.99
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