illustrated with photographs by Derry Brabbs.
humour and affection Dickie Bird travels around Britain and details
what he loves best about it. Some of those Dickie meets on his travels
are celebrities who, like him, have reached the top of their professions
- sports heroes such as Sir Steve Redgrave or media stars like Rory
Bremner - but so many more are ordinary, but very special folk -
Macmillan nurses, or the proprietor of his favourite Pennine transport
cafe. Each encounter reminds him of some ripe anecdote from his
30 years behind the stumps. But everywhere he goes the nation's
favourite umpire manages to bring out the best in the people he
encounters, with his quirky curiosity and unerring ability to winkle
out the genuine individualists and the passionately committed who
make up the many faceted face of Britain in the 21st century.
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