Over the next couple of months I'm going to be making a few festival and one-off appearances, mainly to discuss Field of Shadows. Here's a few dates for your diary. If you're in the vicinity, please come along!
October 23rd, London Sportswriting Festival
14:00-15:00: CRICKET AND WAR
'We know about the place that football played in wartime but how many of us knew that cricket too had a role. Dan Waddell’s book, Field of Shadows, gives us a unique insight into the subject during the 1914-18 war. The very idea of a cricket tour taking place in Germany as Hitler’s power rose seems almost imaginary and yet it happened. Join Dan Waddell, the author of Field of Shadows: The English Cricket Tour of Nazi Germany in discussion with Andrew Renshaw, the editor of Wisden on the Great War: the Lives of Cricket’s Fallen 1914-1918. Hosted by writer and broadcaster Lizzie Ammon.'
18:30-19:30: THE NIGHTWATCHMAN
'Join John Crace, Dan Waddell and Robert Winder, all contributors to the acclaimed cricket quarterly The Nightwatchman in a lighthearted and irreverent discussion on our great summer sport. To be chaired by Tom Holland.'
Tickets can be bought here
November 6th, Sheffield Cricket Society - 7.45 pm
More info here
November 15th, Petworth Festival - Leconfield Hall, 12-1pm
More details here
December 4th, North East and Durham Cricket Society - Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 7.30 pm.
December 5th, North East and Durham Cricket Society - Richmondshire Cricket Club, North Yorks, 7.30 pm.
January 12th and 13th, Cricket Society of Scotland - venue and times to be confirmed.