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Time and Fruit: Further reading

Time and Fruit: Further reading

“From Street Urchin to Gold Medal: A Barrow Boy’s Story”   Michael Rolls (Picador, 1966)   Dominic Nozahic (@domnozahic)   The best books, I find, are ones that provoke you to dig deeper.  The great thing about great books is that not only will the surface level reading entice you and hold you in its […]

Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

All you need to know about this book is conveyed by the choice of titles for the chapters. This is a different book if released at a later date. A better book. A much better book. Yep, that’s it. I already said the bit about the chapters. That really is it.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land

In anticipation of this book, and to placate my impatience at not having it in my possession, I read some reviews and soon noted the many instances where the word ‘detail’ came up (seven, as it happens). I became slightly concerned; perhaps detail was code; political internet shorthand for goes on a bit. Turns out detail, meant … detail. This though is not your garden-variety detail, no, this […]

Feed The Goat

Feed The Goat

I could introduce this “book review” by recounting the heart-wrenching story behind how I came to own this book and then the equally heartbreaking turn of events that led me to getting round to actually reading it, but I don’t go in much for those type of reviews that are more about the reviewer than […]

Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A cup

Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A cup

*Spoiler Alert* If you don’t want to know how the story ends, avert your eyes from the title of this book now. Phew – that was a close one! Many people claim this to be one of the finest football novels ever written. If that’s true (I haven’t read many), then it might be that such a […]

Paul Gascoigne Glorious

Paul Gascoigne Glorious

Glorious: My World, Football and Me Paul Gascoigne (Simon & Schuster Ltd 2011) I remember calling my friend Tim Greaves from work while he read the final names for the World Cup ’98 squad off of Ceefax.  He told me I wouldn’t believe who’d been left out. I went through everyone before I got to […]

Babysitting George

Babysitting George

Babysitting George – Celia Walden (Bloomsbury 2011) I’d heard about Babysitting George when it was the book of the week on Radio 4 (Yes I was in between applying my Fixodent and emptying my bed pan before you ask) and although wasn’t immediately taken by it, after reading a few reviews I decided in the […]

'Rooney'

‘Rooney’

Little did we know that even before he was a twinkle in SAF’s eye Wazza was the romantic subject of a Catherine Cookson novel. We asked a very clever person with an MA in English to read this wonder of literary fiction and review it for us. They did and even managed to crowbar the […]

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