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Description - The Glory Game by Hunter Davies

When the first edition of The Glory Game was published in 1972, it was instantly hailed as the most insightful book about the life of a football club ever published. Hunter Davies was, and still is, the only author ever to be allowed into the inner sanctum of a top-level football team (Tottenham Hotspur) and his pen spared nothing and no one. 'His accuracy is sufficiently uncanny to be embarrassing,' wrote Bob Wilson in the New Statesman. 'Brilliant, vicious, unmerciful,' wrote The Sun. Davies spent a whole season with the team, training with them, visiting the players' homes and witnessing the dressing-room confrontations. In the modern era of painstaking media management and tight security, no sportswriter will ever again be granted such unprecedented access. While some features of the game have changed beyond all recognition - notably the all-consuming role that money now plays - inside every club the dramas and tensions revealed by Davies remain, making the book a timeless classic and securing its position as one of the best books about football ever written.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840182422
ISBN-10: 1840182423
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies is the author of over 30 books, including such classics as A Walk Around the Lakes and the authorised biography of The Beatles. As a journalist he has contributed to the Sunday Times, The Independent, the Daily Mail and the New Statesman, while as a broadcaster he has presented many programmes for BBC Radio 4.

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