C.B. Fry was Captain of England at cricket, played soccer for England, and became the joint-holder of the world long-jump record.
But he was much more than a sportsman. He won a major scholarship to Oxford, where his friends numbered Max Beerbohm, Hilaire Belloc, and F.E.
Smith. He wrote several books, including an autobiography and a novel, and he was one of the most successful journalists of his day.
He was a friend of many prominent Labour and Liberal politicians, but flirted with Fascism, meeting Hitler in 1934.
He tried out for Hollywood, represented India at the League of Nations, and stood for Parliament three times.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages, portraits
- Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/04/2002
- Category: Biography: sport
- ISBN: 9781843580300
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Review by jontseng
Enlivening warts and all biography of one of the few men to play international cricket and rugby for England (as well as having a sideline in journalism and moonlighting as an international diplomat). As gripping for the flaws of its subject as for its features.