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.
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(194mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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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.