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Category archive: Books and reviews

22 Oct
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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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17 Jun
2014

Too many own goals in film of Brazil World Cup

GAME OF THEIR LIVES COVER

When he saw the DVD in his local store, ANTON RIPPON was curious about a Hollywood movie about England’s notorious defeat in 1950. Too late, he realised he should have known better

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14 Jun
2014

Calvin’s Nowhere Men voted Sports Book of the Year

Nowhere Men

Calvin’s fascinating story of football’s talent scouts fought off strong competition from seven other category winners at this year’s British Sports Book Awards for the overall title

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31 May
2014

Stats and stories of derring-do at Cups and Games

Book selection

There must be a busy summer of sport coming up, if the weight of packages arriving at SJA Towers is anything to go by, as our members have been busy getting books published that cover all aspects of the coming weeks’ action

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