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The Far Corner

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349108377

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 2nd January 2003

Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing

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A book in which Wilf Mannion rubs shoulders with The Sunderland Skinhead: recollections of Len Shakleton blight the lives of village shoppers: and the appointment of Kevin Keegan as manager of Newcastle is celebrated by a man in a leather stetson, crooning ‘For The Good Times’ to the accompaniment of a midi organ, THE FAR CORNER is a tale of heroism and human frailty, passion and the perils of eating an egg mayonnaise stottie without staining your trousers.

Reviews

Savagely funny and frequently moving ... Some of the humour is as full-blooded as a tackle by Bryan Robson ... At times the author wanders off at a tangent, like Chris Waddle on a bad day, then that is the capricious nature of football
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Acidly funny, there is lots of relevant social comment. One of the best of the new genre
IRISH TIMES
Forget Nick Horby's FEVER PITCH, this is the football book of the new age, a mix of heroism, humour and Norman Hunter, but mainly humour
SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR
Britain's best ever football book
NORTHERN ECHO