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C.B. Fry was Captain of England at cricket, played soccer for England, and became the joint-holder of the world long-jump record. But he was much more than a sportsman. He won a major scholarship to Oxford, where his friends numbered Max Beerbohm, Hilaire Belloc, and F.E. Smith. He wrote several books, including an autobiography and a novel, and he was one of the most successful journalists of his day. He was a friend of many prominent Labour and Liberal politicians, but flirted with Fascism, meeting Hitler in 1934. He tried out for Hollywood, represented India at the League of Nations, and stood for Parliament three times.
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Iain Wilton has worked in politics and for the BBC, writing speeches for, amongst others, Michael Howard, William Waldegrave and Sir John Birt. A lifelong Kent supporter, he is a keen village cricketer, who seldom troubles the scorers. This is his first book.Review:
'A most incredible man... the most variously gifted Englishman of any age... the pre-eminent all-rounder, not merely of his own age but, so far as is measurable, of all English history.' John Arlott 'This is a book that rises to its subject's level in fascination, entertainment and brilliance.' - Tim Rice, Literary Review 'He has written what should come to be regarded as one of the very best sporting biographies. I could not put it down.' - Michael Kennedy, Sunday Telegraph 'This is a well-researched, well-rounded picture of one of England's great sporting heroes.' - Jeremy Paxman, Mail on Sunday"
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