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Empire, War, Cricket - Waterloo Gardens Teahouse - Thursday 4th February

Dear Friends

On Tuesday February 4th at (6.30pm for 7.00pm) at Waterloo Gardens Tea House, Penylan, Dean Allen historian, academic and broadcaster will be launching his new book at the next In the Zone Sport and Politics Evening. 

Allen will be promoting his newly published, highly-acclaimed book: Empire, War and Cricket in South Africa.

“Dean Allen’s book explores the many complexities and contradictions of South African sport in its formative years. Using the life and career of James Logan as its lens, this is a book that offers a unique insight not just into cricket, but also into South African society on the eve of war. It is essential reading for cricket lovers in particular, sports fans in general and anyone interested in the history of South Africa.” Professor Tony Collins – Director, International Centre for Sports History & Culture, De Montfort University.

Recently returned to the UK to take up a position at the Bournemouth University, Dean has taught at a range of prestigious universities in South Africa. He is also a regular contributor to sport programming on the BBC and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. For those who did not catch Dean on Test Match Special, the full interview can be found at


We very much look forward to seeing you on February 4th and would like to thank you in advance for you support of this and similar events we hold at the teahouses.