Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Modern Football (Hardback)Daniel Gray (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 180 x 120 x 20 mm
Delightfully written...countless little gems of recognition and satisfaction, many of them very funny... a lovely little thing * The Daily Telegraph *
Lovingly crafted prose-poetry...a wonderful antidote to the money-sodden excesses of the modern game * Late Tackle magazine *
I love this book, I had enormous fun reading it...a great book * Matt Williams, Simon Mayo Drivetime show, BBC Radio 2 *
Really nicely written. A brilliant book. Romantic, very recognisable things. * James Brown, TalkSport *
The author has compiled some wonderful things about our national game...I love this book. Wonderful. A delightful book. * BBC Manchester *
A loveletter to nice things about football...fifty perfect little essays. A beautiful book. * BBC Tees *
A wonderful book. * Off the Ball, BBC Scotland *
I commend this book. Two pages are worth ten cliche-ridden football books. It evokes the nodal points of football memory. * Archie McPherson, BBC Scotland *
Full of eternal delight. I loved it to pieces. Hymns that evoke the essence of the game. A fantastic book. * The Anfield Wrap *
If you've ever wondered why people love football, the answers lie within...a damn good read. * Val McDermid *
A warm, smiling celebration of football's quirks, and of ours. Never mind how good a writer Daniel Gray is: what an eye he's got. You'll never watch a game again without liking some daft little moment and wishing you could share it with him. * Michael Grant, The Times *
A sonnet to football, whimsical and deeply rewarding. * Stuart Roy Clarke, Homes of Football *
A real midget gem of a book that fits perfectly into a jacket pocket for reading on the way to the match, or indeed during it if you're an England fan. * Harry Pearson, author The Far Corner *
Gray beautifully articulates the pleasure offered by such pursuits as jeering passes that go out of play, listening to the results in the car, and spying a ground from the train window...his prose is exquisite...a physically slim but spiritually hefty treat. * Pitch & Page Books of the Year 2016 *
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