By Peter Jackson

England has contributed the various maximum gamers and such a lot vibrant characters to the wealthy heritage of the Lions, and not extra so than in recent times. throughout the process little greater than a decade, a golden period for the purple Rose yielded 4 Grand Slams en path to the exciting climax of the area Cup victory in Sydney, a triumph which has catapulted a few of the side's stars to a better aircraft within the nation's affections. it isn't striking, hence, that English gamers have ruled the final 4 Lions excursions in a fashion which not one of the domestic nations has performed prior to.

Lions of England provides the country's most renowned gamers in a sequence of unveiling images, every one telling a desirable tale woven round enormous try out suits. wealthy in formerly untold anecdote and humour, those debts illustrate the lives and instances of the greats spanning three-quarters of a century - from one pre-war knight of the world, Carl Aarvold, to a more moderen one, Clive Woodward. all of the evocative names of English rugby are featured right here, from Dickie Jeeps to Martin Johnson, Jeff Butterfield to Jason Robinson, Dean Richards to Lawrence Dallaglio. different chapters are dedicated to Peter Jackson (a relatively larger participant than the author), John Pullin, Roger Uttley, Fran Cotton, David Duckham, invoice Beaumont, Peter Wheeler, Jeremy Guscott, Rob Andrew, Jason Leonard and, in fact, Jonny Wilkinson.

Peter Jackson, the day-by-day Mail's award-winning rugby author, has drawn on all his adventure and eye for the weird to provide the reader an perception into what makes those proficient avid gamers tick as humans, the early impacts which formed their careers and the momentous occasions which made them family names.

Bang brand new with the inclusion of the summer season 2005 sequence opposed to the All Blacks and a finished documents appendix, Lions of England is certain to notify and entertain rugby fans of each iteration in equivalent measure.

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