198 x 254 x 24mm
The nation's favourite umpire paints a quirky and endearing portrait of Britain and the things that make him unashamedly proud to be British.
With humour and affection national treasure Dickie Bird travels around Britain and details what he loves best about it. Some of those Dickie meets in his travels are celebrities who, like him, have reached the top of their professions - sports heroes like Sir Steve Redgrave or media stars like Rory Bremner - but so many more are ordinary, but very special folk: Macmillan nurses, or the proprietor of his favourite Pennine transport cafe.
Each encounter will as likely as not remind him of some ripe anecdote from his thirty years behind the stumps. But everywhere he goes the nation's favourite umpire manages to bring out the best in the people he encounters, with his quirky curiosity and his unerring ability to winkle out the genuine individualists and the passionately committed who make up the many faceted face of Britain in the twenty-first century.