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Fan Mail (Penguin Special): Twenty Years of Writing about Football (Penguin Shorts/Specials) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Hornby
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Fan Mail: Twenty Years of Writing about Football by Nick Hornby, the bestselling author of Fever Pitch



After the phenomenal success of Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby tried to avoid writing about football, for fear that he'd be writing about it forever. But occasionally over the years he's found it impossible to turn down a particularly enticing assignment or, in the case of the 2012-13 Premier League, just unable to resist writing about that most spectacular of seasons.



Fortunately for those who love great writing about football, all these fugitive pieces are collected in Fan Mail. You can follow the fortunes, as Hornby did, of a hopelessly out-of-their-depth Cambridge United in the old Second Division, discover why Perry Groves was an unlikely hero among Arsenal fans, enjoy Hornby trying to explain the World Cup to Americans, and share with him the pain of watching our national team.



This Penguin Special, available exclusively as an ebook, can be read in two hours or less. It will be loved by readers of The Secret Footballer and Inverting the Pyramid, as well as fans of Hornby everywhere.



'Fever Pitch is the best football book ever written' Nick Lezard, GQ



Nick Hornby has captivated readers and achieved widespread critical acclaim for his comic, well-observed novels About a Boy, High Fidelity, How to be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award), Slam and Juliet, Naked. His four additional works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch, 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award), The Complete Polysyllabic Spree and Pray are also available from Penguin.



Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 545 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (29 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EI2KTK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #254,219 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars For sports fans and the rest of us 23 April 2014
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Excellent, well written book which had me engrossed from start to finish, despite a general lack of interest in football or many other sports. Highly recommended reading throughout.
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