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  • "A total delight"

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    How funny is Phil Tufnell? Now I knew he was a character and funny bloke'ish type of individual and this does not disappoint you. Told with honesty and clarity he takes you through his early years, right the way to where he is now with great humour and fun, it bounces along, telling you just how it was, no punches held back....straight from the heart. You cannot help but like this cheeky chappie...a total delight.

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    Tuffers' Cricket Tales

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    • By Phil Tufnell
    • Narrated By Phil Tufnell
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    A wonderful collection of hilarious cricket stories and anecdotes from the one and only 'Tuffers'. Phil Tufnell, aka 'Tuffers', is the much-loved English cricketer who has now become one of the country's favourite broadcasters. Not cast from the same mould as other players of his generation, Tufnell has become a cult figure for his unorthodox approach to the game ... and to life in general. Tuffers' Cricket Tales is a deliciously eccentric collection of the great man's favourite cricket stories that will amuse and inform.

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  • Augusta National and The Masters: A Life and Times (






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