The Far Corner
A Mazy Dribble Through North East Football
By (author) Harry Pearson
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Far Corner by Harry Pearson
Book DescriptionA 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349108377
(199mm x 131mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harry Pearson
Trundlers, Paperback (June 2014)
Affectionate, witty and often hilarious, award-winning author Harry Pearson celebrates medium-paced 'trundlers'; cricket's most overlooked men.
Slipless in Settle, Paperback (April 2012)
* The brilliant book from Harry Pearson, the winner of the 2011 MCC Cricket Book of the Year - out now in paperback.
Conkers For Goalposts, Hardback (September 2010)
The first in a series of spoof sports instruction guides, this book focuses on Playground Games - otherwise known as playground fighting. For centuries, schoolboys have indulged in this noble pursuit, which has evolved complex traditions and customs unintelligible to the casual observer.
Dribble!, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by Harry Pearson
* A hilarious encyclopaedia of football myths, legends and cliches
UK Kirkus Review » Since the cash-cow that was Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, there have been any number of literate soccer books, most of them not worth a place on the sub's bench at Runcorn. This is a rare exception. The book is shot through with football folklore, and with football people: the local shopkeeper's obsession with Len Shackleton, the Seaham fan with the unparalleled mastery of the soccer cliche, the Sunderland Skinhead, and Hughie Gallagher all make memorable appearances. A word of warning though - a mastery of soccer trivia is a help. If the boozy world of Alan Foggon is a mystery to you, some parts of this may need translation. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Harry Pearson
Harry Pearson is a journalist and writer who contributes regularly to the GUARDIAN, WHEN SATURDAY COMES and a number of those men's magazines with women in bras on the cover. His second book, RACING PIG S AND GIANT MARROWS, was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook/DAILY TELEGRAPH Travel Book of the Year.
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