Hello there, and thanks for dropping in.

With the backing of cricket devotee, Ron Cardwell, who publishes special limited edition books on his favourtite game, I have been able to have the first anthology of poetry dedicated entirely to cricket published in Australia. Titled Cricket In Verse ( Cricket Press P/L) the beautifully produced book contains 15 poems on my sporting idols of the 40s to 60s. If you want to read some verse from an era where "It isn't cricket" had genuine meaning I am confident it will suit you. From Bradman Lindwall and Miller to Benaud and the Waugh brothers these poems are for the romanticists.

To secure a copy of Cricket In Verse, which is accompanied by a cd on which I recite 6 of the poems, just email me at fabfenton.com.au and I'l see you get one without delay. .

In May of 1917 our greatest ever boxer, Les Darcy, died in Memphis Tennessee aged 21. My hour long documentary, Les Darcy The Maitland Wonder, produced by famous Australian film producer Tony Buckley AM, has been re-released on DVD and is available though this website. It contains original footage of his fights and the true story of his remarkable, though short life. It would be a wonderful Christmas gift, paticularly for older folk who grew up hearing so much about him.

Also still available are a few copies of my latest book, Australia's Forgotten Heroes, sub-titled The Southpaw, The Diva And The Diggers. For either the DVD or book send me an email: fabfenton@gmail.com and I can get your postage details and payment organised.

The Southpaw, The Diva And The Diggers concerns two immensely popular Australian champions who performed during and just after WW2. The southpaw is Vic Patrick, Australia's light and welterweigh champion, the diva is Flight, a magnificent race mare, only the second to be elected to Racing's Hall of Fame. The Diggers were the finest fighting troops assembled, who gambled as well as they fought right across the world. Patrick was generally regared as Australia's greatest fighter since Les Darcy.

Go to the Book Shop on this website to check these books out and just email fabfenton@gmail.com for details.

 

Fab.