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Boy About Town: A Memoir by Tony Fletcher
Boy About Town: A Memoir by Tony Fletcher
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If you ever bought a record, went to a gig, bought a fanzine, formed a band or thought about forming a band you need this book! My bookshelves are groaning under the weight of biographies and accounts of the period of music this book covers (1976-80) but I can honestly say this is the best account of what was a thrilling time it was to be growing up at that time and the music scene of the time.

'Boy About Town' tells the story of a typical teenage boy attempting to avoid the bullies at school, failing spectacularly to impress any girl enough for them to want to be their girlfriend, spending Saturdays on the football terraces and buying records and going to gigs. Where it differs… Read more
Danke Michael: The Fans' Farewell to Schumi by Myles Scullion
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A simple but brilliant idea, basically many of Schumacher's biggest fans submitted their favourite memories of his amazing career and it contains many unseen (by me anyway!)photographs. There are over 150 memories as well as a couple of fascinating stories from team principal Ross Brawn.

A very limited coffee table edition is to be produced, one of which will be presented to Schumacher himself, the Kindle edition at 4.99 is a wonderful souvenir of a superb career and a brilliant stocking filler.
Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the Worl&hellip by Graham Hunter
26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Quite simply the best football book i've ever read. Brilliantly researched and superbly told story of how Barcelona picked themselves up to become the Greatest team in the world, there are some fascinating anecdotes and the writer has had access to the likes of Guardiola and Xavi(my 8 year old son almost wept tears of joy when he got to see him play in the flesh!). Learning how close Alex Mcleish came to signing Messi and Iniesta on loan came as quite a surprise, this a man who thinks Emile Heskey can play on the left side of midfield. He can't,he's even more useless there than up front. Without giving too much away you'll also learn how close the club came to losing the best footballer the… Read more

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