Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Bobby Moore: By the Person Who Knew Him Best (Paperback)
  • Bobby Moore: By the Person Who Knew Him Best (Paperback)
zoom

Bobby Moore: By the Person Who Knew Him Best (Paperback)

(author)
£9.99
Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 02/05/2006
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop

A tribute to the late Bobby Moore, captain of England's World Cup winning side of 1966, one of the greatest footballers of his generation, and a man who personified Britain in the swinging sixties. This is his powerful and moving human-interest life story, as told by his wife Tina, including his battle against cancer.

`But Bobby had been in that dark place before Lance Armstrong was even born. In many ways it was even more devastating...in those days cancer was something you just didn't mention, a taboo word, a fearful prospect. All I could think was, he's only 23 and he's been handed his death warrant.'

Bobby Moore's death in 1993, at the age of 51, had a profound impact on the people of this country. As the only English football captain ever to raise the World Cup, he was not just a football icon but a national one.

Yet Bobby was an intensely reserved, almost mysterious personality. Only one person was his true friend and confidante - his first wife, Tina, whom he met at 17 and married in 1962.

With her, he went through all the triumphs and crises of his professional career - the life-threatening illness that struck him at 23, his clashes with West Ham (and later England) manager Ron Greenwood, his emergence as a footballer of international renown, the almost unheard of media intrusion and the kidnap threats on their children, that amazing 1966 World Cup Final day, the drama of Bogota when he was accused of theft, and his depression as he struggled to adapt to the end of his playing career.

Tina Moore's story of her life with Bobby, the break-up of their marriage and what happened afterwards, is inspirational, candid and told with revelations and authentic insight into what made Bobby tick. Alongside previously unseen material that sheds new light on his character and anecdotes about players, wives and managers told from a female perspective, it is a moving tribute to a national icon by the person who knew him better than anyone.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007173976
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`He was my friend, as well as the greatest defender I ever played against' Pele

`Bobby Moore was a real gentleman' Franz Beckenbauer

You may also be interested in...

The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
Added to basket
The Little Book of Bob
Added to basket
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
The Choice
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Educated
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Tour According to G
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.