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This review is from: Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (Paperback)
Slightly annoyed with myself that I've had this for two or three years and only just got round to reading it. Having said that, the fact that I read it in a weekend is a mark of what a magnificently written book it is.
Clough was a one-off and Hamilton's book is born of access to its main protagonist that modern-day managers, with their omnipresent PR departments, would not allow in a million years. Old Beg 'Ead comes across as controlling, brilliant, complex, hilarious, insecure, paternal, generous, paranoid, drunken........ and without equal. The book is incredibly warm towards the central character and yet, because we know there's no happy ending, there is an unmistakeable thread of melancholy running through it.
Brilliantly written, as good as Hamilton's Larwood autobiography and thoroughly recommended.