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Category archive: Books and reviews

2 Sep

100 not out: “triumph of quantity over quality”

Giller book cover

Stand-by for 800 words of sheer self-indulgence. NORMAN GILLER’s got a book to plug. His one-hundredth

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24 Aug

Fairclough’s number comes up in Liverpool book

Fairclough book

ERIC BROWN reviews a controversial autobiography in which a former Anfield star accuses his European Cup-winning manager of being “cowardly”

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18 Aug

Summer’s Crown makes case for cricket’s heartbeat

England's 2015 Ashes win is the fifth since the two-division County Championship was introduced. This, Peter Wilson suggests, is not coincidence

PETER WILSON expresses a county cricket follower’s angst over the latest rumours about format changes, but finds a new history of the County Championship a perfect refuge

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13 Aug

Rippington delivers a gripping rugby thriller

Crossing The Whitewash

The former sports editor of the News of the World’s Wales editions has turned his hand to writing a crime thriller ahead of the Rugby World Cup

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28 Jul

Collins and Kimber’s long, hard search for soul of cricket

Death of a Gentleman

PHILIP BARKER got an early viewing of a new documentary which bowls some real bouncers at the game’s administrators

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17 Jul

Anniversary opus celebrates counties’ 125 years

Champion: who can challenge Yorkshire in the 125th year of the County Championship?

A large book, part-sponsored by the England and Wales Cricket Board, Summer’s Crown, by the award-winning cricket author Stephen Chalke, tells the story of 125 years of County Championship cricket

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1 May

History repeats itself as football enters digital age

From the Back Page to the Front Room

The Morning Star’s north-east football reporter ROGER DOMENEGHETTI has written his first book, a history of English football media. Here, he outlines the background to the project

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29 Jan

Memories of Mickey in a week of remembrance

The Ali Files

NORMAN GILLER’s latest book is packaged up and off to the printers, and he pauses to remember an old friend and a dark period from history

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17 Jan

The American who fell for cricket’s melting pot

Mike Marqusee

ROB STEEN pays tribute to writer and friend Mike Marqusee, who died this week

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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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