Jack Russell has already had a successfully cricketing career as a Gloucestershire and England wicket-keeper, and he is now making a name for himself in the art world. He must be the only person in the world who’s scored a Test century (128 not out against South Africa) and painted portraits of Bobby Charlton, Prince Philip and Eric Clapton! Jack answered some questions about his reading habits for The Book Base.
What were your favourite books as a child?
Dickens – Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations
What’s the best book you’ve read in the last twelve months?
The only one – The Nailsworth and Stroud Branch by Colin G. Maggs
Who is your favourite author?
When and where do you do most of your reading?
Which book has influenced you the most?
My Painting Life by David Shepherd
What are you reading at the moment?
Lots of train and lorry books.
Check out the Jack Russell Gallery in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.