My Favourite Year

My Favourite Year : A Collection of New Football Writing

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Roddy Doyle's account of the Republic of Ireland's triumphant journey through Italia '90 is just one of the many first-class pieces in this anthology of original football writing. Contributors include: Roddy Doyle, Harry Pearson, Harry Ritchie, Ed Horton, Olly Wicken, D.J. Taylor, Huw Richards, Nick Hornby, Chris Pierson, Matt Nation, Graham Brack, Don Watson and Giles Smith. 'A new kind of football writing developed - passionate, disrespectful, self-mocking, yet steeped in personal bias. In book form, young writers such as Nick Hornby and Pete Davies became to the New Football Writing what Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson had been to the New Journalism' Terence Blacker, Sunday Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753814412
  • 9780753814413
  • 1,062,861

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'A new kind of football writing developed - passionate, disrespectful, self-mocking, yet steeped in personal bias. In book form, young writers such as Nick Hornby and Pete Davies became to the New Football Writing what Tom Wolfe and Hunter S. Thompson had been to the New Journalism' Terence Blacker, Sunday Timesshow more

About Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was born in 1957 and worked as a teacher before becoming a full time writer. He lives in north London.show more

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