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A Delicious Slice of Johnners.

A delicious slice of JohnnersBrian Johnston
Edited and introduced by Barry Johnston
Paperback – 386 pages new edition (5 July 2001)
Virgin Publishing; ISBN: 0753505096
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Brian Johnston was a man who admitted: ‘I have this absurd hankering to make people laugh.’ He also summed up his books as ‘the meanderings of a remarkably happy and lucky person, to whom life, like cricket, is a funny game and still a lot of fun.’

Edited and introduced by his eldest son, Barry, A Delicious Slice of Johnners is a wonderfully enjoyable compendium of three of Johnners’ best-loved books, the autobiographies It’s Been a Lot of Fun and It’s a Funny Game, and Rain Stops Play, a collection of his favourite anecdotes, jokes and stories.

Here are the highlights of an extraordinary broadcasting career. The great state occasions such as the funeral of King George VI and the Coronation, the royal weddings of Princess Margaret and Princess Anne, and the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. From his early radio success in the forties on In Town Tonight to the final critical and public acclaim on Test Match Special. Here too are all the famous gaffes, practical jokes and leg-pulls.

‘A high quality compilation. This book is beautifully presented and easy to read in every sense’ The Cricketer