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Forest - His First Love,
This review is from: Deep into the Forest (Paperback)
One of life's irrefutable facts is that no matter what people do in later lives, how they fare, where or how they live, they never forget their first love. It is also true that few of us get the opportunity to write about the lifetime effects of being smitten at an early age, although Daniel Taylor, author of Deep into the Forest, has managed just that.
After reading this book, one is left with two distinct impressions: first that writing it was a true labour of love and second, that the author probably would have written it for nothing. That it is currently zooming up the sporting best seller charts tells its own tale, testimony to the clear affinity Taylor has with his chosen subject; nor do you have to be a Nottingham Forest fan to enjoy it.
Taylor's love affair with Forest began when he was taken to see his side draw 1-1 with Coventry City at the age of seven. His book concerns itself with Forest's subsequent glory years and specifically with fourteen of the players who twice made his team European champions. Taylor tracked down ex-Forest players of the calibre of John McGovern, Archie Gemmill and Des Walker (as well as the not-so-hard-to-find Roy Keane and Stuart Pearce) to record their input into Forest's remarkable recent history for posterity. Strange, though, that Peter Shilton doesn't register on Taylor's radar.
Nevertheless, as might be expected of a work which focuses on pre-Premiership days, the flow of anecdotes and industrial language is fast and amusing in equal measure...Read the full independent review on the UK's most widely read sports book site, 4sportsbooks.co.uk where the book can still be bought through Amazon at a 30% discount.