Cricket fans will love Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English cricket - a book by Stephan Fay and David Kynaston about the two BBC broadcasters who commentated for more than a quarter of a century following the Second World War: John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton.
Swanton was born into a middle-class family and privately educated; while Arlott was the son of a working-class council employee, educated at state schools until he left at the age of 16.
Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices - Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr - each had a loyal following in the post-war years - and this book examines how they captured the spirit of the nation's favourite summer sport in their own special ways.
Product code: BOJFY
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 24.1cm x 16.4cm
Publish date: 19/04/2018
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