Wisden 2017 book of the year winner coming to Norwich!

Absolutely thrilled to announce that our talk with Emma John has been rescheduled for Wednesday 8th November 2017 (7.45pm) at the The George Hotel in Norwich.

Emma first book – Following on – has recently been announced as the prestigious Wisden book of the year for 2017.

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Emma’s talk will be unmissable for anyone who followed England through the dark, barren years of the 1990s and still has a soft spot for Michael Atherton, Alec Stewart or John Crawley!

You can follow Emma on Twitter

Following On with Emma John

Really pleased to let you all know that Emma John will be coming to Norwich on Thursday 23rd February 2017 (7.45pm) to talk to us about her book – Following On.

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Emma is a former deputy editor of Observer Sport Monthly and The Wisden Cricketer and in 2008 was the first woman to win a Sports Journalism Award.

Following On is Emma’s first book and has earned a series of excellent reviews; you can check them out and get more details about the book here

Follow Emma John on Twitter @em_john

 

 

 

 

 

September guest speaker – Neil Robinson

Our first guest speaker of the 2016/17 programme will be Neil Robinson, Library & Research Manager at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Neil will be joining us at the George Hotel, Norwich on Wednesday 14th September (7.45pm) and in addition to discussing his role at Lord’s, Neil will also be talking about his book Long Shot Summer: The Year of the Four England Cricket Captains 1988.

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Further details about Neil’s book are available at Amberley Publishing

Follow Neil Robinson on Twitter @mcclibrarian

Phil DeFreitas coming to Norwich!

Really pleased that we’ve signed up our first guest speaker for 2016/17 and it’s none other than former England all-rounder Phil ‘Daffy’ DeFreitas.

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Phil will be joining us at the George Hotel in Norwich on Thursday 27th October (7.45pm) to discuss his first class career with Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire, and as we approach the 30th anniversary of England’s Ashes winning tour to Australia in 1986/87 Phil will also be sharing with us his memories of making his Test debut on that tour and playing alongside the likes of David Gower, Ian Botham and Allan Lamb.

Put the date in the diary, this is not to be missed!