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Interesting, Very Interesting Barry Davies

Interesting, Very Interesting - Barry Davies

Headline, 2007, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Commentator Barry Davies’ face and voice are instantly recognisable to any UK sports fan. Over the past 40 years he has guided audiences through some of the most compelling and controversial moments in televised sport. With a versatility that is second to none, he has broadcast at a record ten World Cup finals, ten Summer Olympic Games, seven Winter Olympics, 23 Wimbledons, is synonymous with the Boat Race and, until stepping down in 2004, was the longest-serving commentator on Match of the Day. He even has the ability to bring to life the sometimes seemingly endless Olympic opening and closing ceremonies. A rare skill. In his long-awaited autobiography he relives some of sport’s most memorable events — the 1966 World Cup, Maradona’s Hand of God, Torvill and Dean’s Olympic triumph and doomed comeback, England going out of Euro ‘96 against the Germans and the 1985 Heysel disaster. He also reveals what was going on behind the scenes — biased judging, broadcasting howlers and the rivalry that exists between the top commentators. Packed with sporting drama, funny stories and forthright opinions, Barry Davies’ remarkable career behind the mike comes to life on the page.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Maroon boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 344 pages.

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