Pat Nevin: Friend of Jane


Well, sort of. Alert Janeite Lisa sent us a link to an article on “the top 10 sporting bookworms” in which now-retired footballer Pat Nevin admits to enjoying auditory Jane.

6. Pat Nevin Almost a decade before Graeme Le Saux arrived at Stamford Bridge with all his fancy airs and graces, Nevin had already been nicknamed ‘Weirdo’ by those in the Chelsea dressing room for his unusual interest in politics, art and literature. The Scot has described Voltaire, Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Gogol as “wonderful” and in 1999 said that if he didn’t have time to read, he made up for it by “using talking books in the car. At the moment I’m listening to Pride And Prejudice”

That makes tremendous sense to us!