Dodd and Searle Holding Court

On 7 May, 2012, HTBS posted a review about Chris Dodd’s book Pieces of Eight: Bob Janousek and his Olympians (March 2012). About this masterpiece HTBS wrote:

‘Pieces of Eight: Bob Janousek and his Olympians is indeed a must-read, must-have book. If you would like to understand how British rowing has managed to reach its high level of today – when we are only weeks away from the Olympic Games in London where the British yet again will meet glory on the water – this book will tell you how it all started, how one man taught the ‘bloody English’ how to row again.’

Read what HTBS has written earlier about Pieces of Eight here.

Dodd’s book will be featured on three occasions coming up soon:

Saturday 29 September
Dodd will hold court at Henley Literary Festival – River & Rowing Museum, between 3 and 4:15 p.m. (coffee from 2:30 p.m.). For reservations please call: 01491-415600.

Saturday 29 September
An evening with Bob Janousek, Chris Dodd and others who are featured in Pieces of Eight at Leander Club, 7:30 p.m. Tickets £47.50 to include canapés, dinner, wine and coffee, please contact Hannah Jones 01491-415623 or

Monday 8 October
Greg Searle and Chris Dodd debate Great British Rowing at Cheltenham Literary Festival, from 8:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. (code L121). Featuring Searle’s newly published book If Not Now, When? (September 2012) and Pieces of Eight. Tickets via Cheltenham Literary Festival, please go here.

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