About the Book
LEVEL PLAYING FIELDS is the story of Corporal Joey Webster, an ex-professional cricketer, going AWOL from the Royal Air Force after becoming involved with a WAAF officer. He returns to life where he left off before enlisting.
Read how this likeable young man mixes with the upper classes at Lord's Cricket Ground during an Eton and Harrow match. Discover what happens to our all-rounder as he hob-nobs with the ladies and gents of society, and learn of the romance that follows his meeting with Lesley, a Harley Street doctor's receptionist.
Join him as he is invited to play in a village cricket match and meet the quaint and colourful characters there. Feel sorrow with him as unforeseen tragedy occurs. Find out what becomes of our hero and of the Air Forces's reaction to his going over the wall in this amusing, light-hearted short novel by John Costello
I started out in life as a young lad engaged on the Lord's Cricket Ground Staff as a professional cricketer and played a half dozen or so games there before entering the RAF to do my national service. Upon release from the Air Force, I took up cricket coaching and also as a groundsman for several cricket clubs. After my marriage, I went into selling insurance before finally retiring. I took up writing then and have written various books on cricket, mostly novels. I plan to write more in the future.