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Category archive: Books and reviews

19 May

Copenhagen’s not so wonderful, wonderful book

A miracle of sorts: Alan Smith with his hands on a trophy for Arsenal in 1994

ERIC BROWN reviews a fan’s flawed account of an Arsenal triumph in Europe

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16 May

Uncovering the power of sport to take control

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PAUL BROWN found Anna Kessel’s new book about sport, and women, inspiring

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26 Apr

Golden memories recalled in 50th anniversary book

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Patrick Collins, Jim Lawton and Steve Curry are just some of the leading sports writers who have contributed to a 50th anniversary book which takes readers back to the glorious summer of 1966

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24 Mar

How media got ugly about the beautiful game

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SARAH JUGGINS on a football book which places the sports media firmly in its place

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12 Mar

The beautiful game that we grow to love to hate

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VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Is there something about the modern game which gets your hackles up? ERIC BROWN’s encountered a couple of club press officers he’d like to mention…

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28 Dec

Here’s proof of what is needed to get published

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VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: Think you’ve got a sports journalists’ life story to write? Publisher RANDALL NORTHAM is sceptical, but offers some advice on publishing it

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30 Nov

The sociologists’ take on the rise of Ronaldo


PETER WILSON on a definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest footballers

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28 Nov

McCoy cleared every hurdle on way to the top

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JON RYAN assesses the latest winner from the former champion jump jockey – his autobiography

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5 Nov

The Giller Guide to getting your book into print

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Some of us learn from experience. The clever ones learn from the experience of others, and here NORMAN GILLER offers his insight into how to get your sports book published

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2 Nov

McRae tells Griffith’s brutal life story beautifully

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STEVE BUNCE reviews the latest gripping biography from an accomplished sportswriter

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