Mad Dogs and the Englishman

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From scoring a century at Lord's and raising millions of pounds for charity, to writing songs with the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Elton John and George Harrison, to being the official court jester of the Prince of Brunei - David English is a man with a story and more than a few jokes to tell. As president of RSO records he helped create the most successful independent records label in the world (they once had an unprecedented five singles in the American Top 10 in one week). As a budding film actor he taught Robert Redford the intricacies of cricket on the set of A Bridge too Far (as well as tormenting Anthony Hopkins with terrible jokes). As pal of Ian Botham he joined Beefy on his leukaemia charity walks, and hosted the renowned Botham and Viv Richard roadshows. As founder of the Bunbury Cricket Club, who else could persuade Bill Wyman to bat - fag in hand - against the bowling of Gary Lineker, whilst Phil Collins wicket-keeps? This biography is an appropriately chaotic, humorous romp through his eventful and dedicated life.

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Barry Gibbs of the Bee Gees says of English. 'He's the world's best at getting everyone together, making them laugh and lifting their spirits'. Entreprenuer, actor, entertainer, David English founded the country's foremost schools cricket event - the Bunbury Festival - responsible for discovering 95 percent of England's recent Test players. He is chairman of Childline's entertainment committee, a patron of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and in 1999 English was presented with the Special Merit Award for services to cricket by the Professional Cricketers' Association. Previous books include the much loved Bunbury Tails starring Viv Radish, Ian Buntham, Dennis Lettuce and Rodney Munch.

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'He's a lunatic, the funniest man I've ever met' Ian Botham

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