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Category archive: Books and reviews

9 Mar
2014

Fergie manages to get among awards once more

Best-seller: but will the book awards judges buy it?

ANTON RIPPON on the contenders announced in the Sports Book of the Year Awards

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22 Feb
2014

Pauli’s pirates and punks put passion back in football

St Pauli book cover

ANTON RIPPON on a book that charts how a disillusioned football fan rediscovered his enthusiasm for the game in Germany

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12 Jan
2014

Well-sculpted book that puts statues in the picture

Immortals of Brtish Sport jacket

ANTON RIPPON reviews “one of the most sumptuous and beautiful sports books that it has ever been my good fortune to hold”

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28 Nov
2013

No fixing necessary for Doped to win sports book prize

Doped cover

FT writer Jamie Reid was last night named as the winner of the 25th “Bookie’s Prize”. ANTON RIPPON says it was an odds-on bet

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26 Oct
2013

Boxing reporter’s new career: Sen and sensibility

Sri Sen: the former boxing writer is now box office with his novel

TOM CLARKE catches up with a former sports desk colleague who, at the age of 81, has written an award-winning first novel

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10 Oct
2013

Victorian writing collection that is really on the ball

VICTORIAN FOOTBALL VOL 2

ANTON RIPPON reviews a second volume of football writings from the game’s early years

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3 Oct
2013

Hamilton and Hawkins enter race with Coe

Zlatan cover

They’re under starter’s orders for the 2013 Bookies’ Prize. ANTON RIPPON runs the rule over the long-list for the £25,000 first prize William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

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1 Oct
2013

Chandler-esque tale of racing’s shady characters

Doped cover

ANTON RIPPON reviews a riveting account of foggy 1950s London, gangsters, gamblers and racehorse dopers

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24 Sep
2013

All-star media team that graced many a village green

Scovell book

Brian Scovell has a wealth of cricketing stories, from the village green to Lord’s, and he has committed them to a memorable book, writes IAN COLE

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20 Sep
2013

Book celebrates 50 years of helping injured riders

IJF book cover

The Injured Jockeys Fund has begun its 50th anniversary celebrations by publishing a book on its history, as ANTON RIPPON reports

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