The Book They Call Me Mr England
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If you have ever watched the England rugby team, you will probably recognise the familiar profile of Peter Cross – but who is the man under the hat? The man THEY CALL MR ENGLAND. This is a brutally honest life story in which Peter gives a fascinating insight into his journey from humble beginnings in Oldham – to successful businessman in Devon. A heartwarming, deeply emotional tale of an original fan, who, dedicated himself to supporting his nation. In this absorbing book you will discover who first inspired Peter to dress up at the Atlantic Olympics in 1996, what prompted his desire to become England rugby's most recognised supporter and how he ultimately secured the privileged role of official England rugby mascot in 2000. Inevitably present when England secured their historic World Cup victory in Australia 2003, few people are aware of the sometimes distressing path he has taken to be there. Peter reveals how with the help of his family and friends and the wider rugby community he was able to overcome massive personal tragedies and heartbreak. From his unique position at the heart of the action, Peter shares from a fan's perspective the ups and downs of following your team at home and abroad. Peter is able to offer a remarkable insight into the thoughts of international sportsmen and the hopes and fears of their families. Never far from the action, he recalls numerous heartwarming and humorous tales of meetings with heroes of English and world rugby, fellow loyal supporters and much loved friends. Dedicated to the 'rugby family' and every passionate English sporting enthusiast – Peter is delighted to be able to provide some financial support to worldwide charities by contributing some of the proceeds from sales of his book. Always positive and uplifting – this book is a must read! Written by a supporter on behalf of supporters everywhere. An ideal appetiser for the Rugby World Cup in England 2015; it's going to be a party!
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