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Category archive: Books and reviews

23 Nov

Catterick’s Everton legacy too easily overlooked

Harry Catterick: built one of the greatest teams of the 1960s

ERIC BROWN welcomes the overdue biography of one of the top managers of 1960s English football

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13 Nov

Racing Post’s 2015 Annual is a galloping good read


Not since he was about to receive his Roy of the Rovers Annual has ANTON RIPPON had such anticipation for the publication of once-a-year volume

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24 Oct

Moore book dominates list full of controversies

Bobby Moore

ANTON RIPPON casts his expert eye over the runners and riders for the 2014 Bookies’ Prize

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22 Oct

Book that could have bookies running for the hills

Bookies book

ANTON RIPPON catches up with a sports book author whose latest work offers an insight to a bygone age

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23 Sep

Floodlights illuminate history of spectator sport

floodlights and touchlines book

The latest book from Rob Steen has the look of a heavyweight, but SARAH JUGGINS say that it comes with a deft touch

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15 Sep

Photographer Aspland puts his art into his book

A photographer of sport: Marc Aspland

The chief sports photographer of The Times was involved in a life-threatening road accident earlier this year, and the publication of this work is a vital boost in his recovery

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29 Jul

Pity us poor authors, we’re not earning a crust

Money generic

SJA member ANTON RIPPON has worked as a journalist, author and sports book publisher for five decades, but he finds from a recent survey of professional writers that he has never been so poorly paid for his work

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21 Jul

Murder and mystery as Irwin fulfils ambition

The Tortured Detective

Agence France Presse sports reporter PIRATE IRWIN has branched out into writing historical thrillers. Here, he outlines the background to his latest book

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20 Jul

A century on, and Wisden offers sombre memories

Andrew Renshaw has done a great deal of detailed research to produce this latest book from Wisden

ANTON RIPPON reviews the latest publication from the Wisden imprint which features some harrowing details

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7 Jul

Malley delivers a handbook to a sports writer’s life

Malley book

The autobiography of former Express and PA journalist Frank Malley is a fascinating insight into our business, writes IAN COLE

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