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Andrew Lycett
Biographer of Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins Lincolnshire born, Africa raised, London resident Wicket-keeper
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Andrew Lycett retweeted
Royal Society of Literature 17h
We're delighted to announce the shortlist for the Prize 2020 for a debut writer of fiction or non-fiction aged 50+. The judges are (Chair), Sara Collins () & . The winner will be announced on 2 July.
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Andrew Lycett Jun 3
Word on my timeline of some ?exciting changes at Ambridge cricket club. I've missed the details. Can you plse update me
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Andrew Lycett Jun 3
Replying to @alycett1
I realise these are difficult times, the Standard needs to ensure that it keeps in the public eye, and I personally want to support the newspaper industry which is vital to us. But I don't want the paper thrust on me in this way.
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Andrew Lycett Jun 3
What must I do to ensure copies of piss-poor aren't put thru my letter-box agnst my wishes (I even put sign up)? Twice I've seen morose distributor try to hide a pile in a dustbin. When asked what he was doing, he sd 'Trying to earn a living'
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Andrew Lycett Jun 3
Replying to @LifeIsAmazingUK
Works for me
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Andrew Lycett Jun 3
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Andrew Lycett Jun 2
Replying to @dodo938
We're going to get to the bottom of this story before lockdown is completely over.
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Andrew Lycett retweeted
Sarah Watkinson 13 May 16
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
Filled my car with petrol for the first time in 3 months, paying less than £1 a litre Now got enough gas to take me to Durham, but not I think back.
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
Replying to @dodo938 @jonawils and 2 others
No particular reason, except he was mentioned in my obviously fallible Wiki source, as indeed was the team doc.
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
Replying to @dodo938 @jonawils and 2 others
Hmm. Moore, Charlton and Peter Thompson?
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
There's a suggestion of that at the end of the Wiki piece. It only reinforces my idea that it would make a good tv drama
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
On Wiki it says that, by a 'gentleman's agreement', the assembled British football journalists agreed not to say anything about the Bogota incident. I'm sure that wouldn't happen today
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Andrew Lycett Jun 1
Great piece David. But I don't think you mention what I recall most vividly - Bobby Moore's pre-tournament arrest for allegedly stealing a bracelet in Bogota. Shows I'm not a proper footie fan. WOuld make a good tv drama though
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Andrew Lycett May 29
Replying to @MisterSlang
Belatedly looking at this, having found the book coincidentally and for no partic reason bang next to It: Sex since the 60s - those two stories were written on RK's eastwards journey back from India to England 1889, passing thru SF and Chicago
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Andrew Lycett May 29
Interesting gendering, but correct. In French 'la batte de cricket'
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Andrew Lycett May 29
JD is sometimes quoted as saying 'Beyond the touchline there is nothing'. Is this just a footballing version of the sentence you have? Or did he specifically say that? And did he add 'Beyond the boundary rope there is nothing?'
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Mark McCrum May 27
So were you ‘reprimanded’ by ‘BBC bosses’ as per story or not? There’s such anger about this across Twitter that it would be good to know the truth.
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Andrew Lycett May 25
Replying to @dodo938 @matthewsyed
Agree with you with all aspects of that. It seems that his Achilles heel is the Barnard Castle trip - on his wife's birthday, with the child in the car, and all the rest.
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Andrew Lycett May 25
Credit to Vicki Young
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