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A Very Tall Story

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He played for England during one of the most successful eras in English rugby, winning two Grand Slams alongside legendary players such as Will Carling, Jeremy Guscott, Brian Moore and Rory Underwood . To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The usual format seems to be a macho picture on the cover and inside a discription of rugby matches from the past, pay back for, grudges, injuries, crude anecdotes, drunken adventures and lists of "lad's" practical jokes, hilarious no doubt for the particiants but tedious for the rest of us.

Grace lives alone in Ballybrady, a little village on the sublimely beautiful east coast of Northern Ireland.

Good ‘rugby’ start, mixed with some personal insights, but started to dread it would be ‘then there was this other rugby match’. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. He has an interesting take on the cosmic change from amatuer days to the professional game and whilst being proud of his achievements on and off the field of play shares his disappointments and mistakes with us as well. A warm, unsentimental and beautifully-observed book for our times' Lucy Caldwell, author of These Days 'If I were in bother I'd want the Ballybrady bunch at my back.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. This is a moving and funny debut novel set in a quirky coastal community you will be desperate to visit after reading. She fills her days with swimming, fishing, quilting, and baiting the tourists who arrive from the city with more money than sense.A great listen, been a fan of Martin for a long time and was really looking forward to listening to his book. Martin’s book covers everything from his school age rugby to playing in premiership/national/lions and World Cup - he comes across as very thoughtful and humble for such an impressive man.

He has worked as a rugby presenter on ITV and BT Sport as well as hosting the BBC's Crimewatch programme, and was Hagrid's body double in the Harry Potter films. About the Author: At 6'10", Martin Bayfield remains one of the tallest people ever to play rugby for England. We're always happy to answer any questions or queries you might have, please get in touch using one of the methods below. Renowned as one of rugby's best and most entertaining storytellers, the former policeman and Hagrid's body double has written a brilliant and very funny love letter to a sport that continues to inspire and entertain millions. This amount includes seller specified domestic postage charges as well as applicable international postage, dispatch, and other fees.This is a truly heart-warming story of loss, recovery and above all, of community' Bernie McGill, author of The Watch House. Martin's book has some of that sort of thing but where he scores is that he had a job before he became a full time professional rugby player and has a greater perspective on the game than those who knew no other working life.

As a second row forward, he won 31 caps for England and three for the British Lions during the 1990s, when he was also a serving police officer. He has come to try to process his grief and make himself desirable again as a husband, a father and a business partner. He played for England during one of the most successful eras in English rugby, winning two Grand Slams alongside legendary players such as Will Carling, Jeremy Guscott, Brian Moore and Rory Underwood. This is a rugby autobiography that tells a full and often funny and sometimes painful and moving story of a giant. Spanning a few generations of players this book has good anecdotes on several generations of players from amateur to professional.When Grace saves his life in a kayaking accident - if it was an accident - and Evan's troubled son arrives to stay, all three are drawn together in a way that forces a reckoning with their personal traumas and draws them back into society. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

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