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Nearly Famous: Adventures of an After-Dinner Speaker


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Nearly Famous: Adventures of an After-Dinner Speaker by Bob Bevan
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Bob 'The Cat' Bevan has made a career out of being one of the best in the country at doing what most of us dread - speaking in public. He grew up loving sport and persevered, despite having only one eye and an almost total absence of natural ability! His reputation as a figure of fun and his readiness to laugh at his own failures have reaped rich rewards. How many of us have played football with Bobby Moore and George Best at Wembley, or played cricket at Lord's, or written and delivered a poem teasing the Duke of Edinburgh, or written gags for the Leader of the Opposition which left the Prime Minister squirming in his seat? Nearly Famous is an hilarious account of the famous people he has worked with: from Colin Cowdrey, Bobby Robson and Terry Venables to Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, and the Archbishop of Canterbury - plus the highs and lows of that most serious of businesses, making people laugh. Whether you're a sports fan or not, this book is guaranteed to leave you feeling a good deal more cheerful than you were before you picked it up.

Author Biography

Bob Bevan had a highly successful career in journalism and public relations before becoming one of the country;s most in-demand after dinner speakers. The Cat is a trustee of the Lord's Taverners, an Honorary Barker in the Variety Club and a member of the Grand Order of Water Rats.
Release date NZ
August 5th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Virgin Books
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