I was on the Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday (24 August) talking about Victorian football and my book the Victorian Football Miscellany. The whole show was given a Victorian theme, and it was great to meet Danny and Teletext Alex and speak to them for half a hour about everything from football on ice to matches between elephants and clowns.
Danny told listeners the book was terrific, and would “make your eyebrows roll off your forehead and down your back”. To be invited on the show was an amazing opportunity for an unknown author. As Danny said on air, they don’t usually plug books, “unless the person is more famous than us”. So I was very grateful, but also nervous, and conscious of the fact that the slot is usually occupied by a celebrity guest. Hopefully my inevitable “erms” and stumbles could be excused. (Previous guests include Ant & Dec, Peter Kay, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Fry, Elton John..!) Continue reading