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The Last Flannelled Fool


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A hilarious odyssey in search of some answers about life and cricket from the author of the bestselling Fatty Batter

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Michael Simkins trained at RADA. He has appeared in more than 70 plays, stage highlights include A View from the Bridge at the National Theatre as well as musicals Chicago and Mamma Mia. He also directed Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends at the Greenwich Theatre. He has made countless TV appearances - recent credits include Foyle's War and My Family - as well as turns on the silver screen in such films as Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy. He has worked with luminaries as diverse as Anthony Perkins, John Malkovich, Michael Gambon and Buster Merryfield. He lives with his actress wife Julia in London.


One of those rambling, picaresque, unashamedly nostalgic travel books that so enliven a summer afternoon... funny, crafty and written with extraordinary verve * Mail on Sunday *
A funny, well-observed obituary of English cricket's eccentric soul * Telegraph *
A book you're certain to love -- James Walton * Daily Mail *
An amiable, sharp-eyed companion * Independent *
Hugely entertaining * We Love This Book *

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