For Whom the Ball Rolls

For Whom the Ball Rolls

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The ex-pro sitting in front of the TV, interminably replaying the last moment of his career; the political activist who's struggling to concentrate on a political seminar because he knows a vital international match is being shown in the bar; the failed, alcoholic actor who reflects on life from inside the club mascot; the quiet left-back who never speaks to any of his team-mates ...Ian Plenderleith gets inside the heads of all his characters in this wonderfully eclectic collection of stories with football as their base, though not necessarily their theme. Beyond that are a handful of non-football stories to prove that life does exist away from the sporting turf, touching on subjects such as the loneliness of mail-order brides and deranged central European traffic police.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 273g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752842579
  • 9780752842578

About Ian Plenderleith

Ian Plenderleith is the author of For Whom the Ball Rolls and is a regular contributor to When Saturday Comes magazine.show more

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