By Murray Walker
ISBN 0 00712696 4
Published by Collins Willow, £18.99
Did you know Murray Walker helped come up with the marketing slogan ‘Opal Fruits — made to make your mouth water’? That he once had to eat Kit-E-Kat petfood, and that he met his father on the battlefield during WWII?
That Walker’s autobiography reveals all these facts shows that it is far more than a collection of racing reminiscences. The veteran commentator’s latest work tells the story of his life, from childhood in the shadow of his bike-racing dad, through the war, to his life in advertising and more than 50 years as a TV and radio commentator.
You may not be too interested in the Spangles account, and you’ll have read lots of the racing stories before, but this is worth a look; a must-buy for Walker completists. GW