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Category archive: Books and reviews

29 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

AP McCoy book

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

Books generic

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

Emile Griffith

STEVE BUNCE reviews the latest gripping biography from an accomplished sportswriter

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1 Nov

100 not out: Giller’s life story is one to inspire


ANTON RIPPON reviews the autobiography of a Fleet Street sportswriting stalwart which includes more stars than the London Planetarium

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5 Oct

Sport gets its collar felt, in a hundred different ways

law book Ian Hewitt

‘Ello, ‘ello, ‘ello, what’s going on here then… ANTON RIPPON feels the cover of a new edition of a book about sport’s many scrapes with the law

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1 Oct

Latchford’s road was long haul in search of glory

Bob Latchford

ERIC BROWN catches up with the autobiography of a 30-goal-a-season striker who ended his football career without any major medals

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30 Sep

Dark side of sport reflected in 2015 vintage books

The Ugly Game

ANTON RIPPON runs the rule over the recently announced long-list for the 2015 Sports Book of the Year Award

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25 Sep

French hero Rives transcends the true art of rugby

Rugby and Art

PETER BILLS, the biographer of Jean Pierre Rives, reviews a new book about the former international and his latest career, as a sculptor

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18 Sep

The Beckham playbook that will kick off debate


Was he actually any good? ERIC BROWN looks at the evidence assembled in Steve Tongue’s new book

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