The Real Jeeves

Subtitle:
The Cricketer Who Gave His Life for His Country and His Name to a Legend
By:
Brian Halford
Price:
£16.99
Out:
ISBN:
9781909178625
Format:
Hardback
Size:
240 x 160
Pages:
176

Description

Plucked from country-house cricket, all-rounder Percy Jeeves outshone the Golden Age's greats over two seasons with Warwickshire. The Real Jeeves traces Percy's life from childhood via county cricket into the nightmare of WWI, which saw him perish on the Somme. Yet his name lived on thanks to PG Wodehouse, much struck by the immaculate Jeeves.

 

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About the author

Brian Halford has covered the fortunes of Warwickshire CCC for the Birmingham Post & Mail since 2000. Brian is the author of Warwickshire CCC On This Day, 100 Years of Test Match Cricket at Edgbaston and The Year of the Bear, the story of Warwickshire's championship triumph in 2004.