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Wed 29 Jun 2011

The Last Flannelled Fool
My small part in English cricket's demise and its large part in mine

If you love cricket and enjoy a good laugh then you’ll want to hear Michael Simkins talking about his year watching his beloved cricket to see if it can bring comfort and meaning to his middle-aged life.  From the Test grounds of Lords and the Oval to historic Hambledon and beautiful Queen’s Park, Chesterfield, it is a trip that takes him back to the light drizzle of childhood holidays and on to some of the grounds and fixtures he has always meant to visit.  

In the course of his travels, Michael faces down Freddie Flintoff, visits the burial site of his favourite ground (now a Marks & Spencer), heroically tries to fall in love with T20, and chews over the spirit of the game with fellow fans across the country.  

Actor Michael Simkins is also the author of the critically acclaimed Fatty Batter, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Costa Biography Award and has gone on to sell more than 55,000 copies, and Detour de France and What’s My Motivation?

“One of Britain’s funniest writers” Daily Mail

Tickets: £5


Book tickets to see two Book Club authors and see a third author for free!

This offer applies to the following authors:

Michael Simkins
Stella Tillyard (10 June)
Sara Wheeler (25 July)

If you book, for example, two tickets to see Michael Simkins and two for Sara Wheeler, you can claim two free tickets for another of the authors listed.  The offer is subject to availability.

To take advantage of this offer please book through the Box Office on 01635 46044.

Our restaurant will be serving a hot and cold buffet lunch from 12 noon. If you would like to make a reservation, please do so when you book your tickets.