ISBN 9781847397980,Ian Botham : The Power And The Glory

Ian Botham : The Power And The Glory


Wilde Simon


Simon & Schuster



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9781847397980

ISBN-10 1847397980


Number of Pages 374 Pages
Language (English)


Ian Botham arrived on the international scene just in time to ride sport's first big financial wave and exploit the Thatcherite mantra of go-out-and-get-what-you- want. He certainly needed the cash, having been regularly short since leaving state school in Yeovil at 15. In an era short on glamour and personalities, Botham brought an irresistible cocktail of talent, energy and swagger. about itself again. He showed that Britain could still produce champions and that the working class still deserved to be valued. For this he won himself a fund of public goodwill, a fund he sometimes threatened to drain but uncannily managed to replenish. He gave the media everything they needed for front pages and back, and some newspapers discovered that it didn't necessarily matter if the story was true or not, as long as he was in it. About the Author Simon Wilde (born 1960 or 1961) is an English cricket journalist and author. He has written for The Times and The Sunday Times since 1998, and is currently the latter's cricket correspondent. Three of his books have been short-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.