- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1321 KB
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vertical Editions (30 Nov. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006GRMPJ0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 21 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #382,556 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Stevo: Looking Back Kindle Edition
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In short, Stevo's book is a must for any rugby league fan. It provides an enthralling insight into the world of rugby league past and present.
Stevo comes across as a down to earth and self deprecating guy, who has overcome significant hardship in his life, knows his limitations and yet has a will to succeed in everything he does. A real lesson to us all comes through the pages of the book as he describes his challenges when moving down under and when getting his Rugby League memorabilia exhibition underway. He has obviously never been afraid of hard work, with the book describing his leaner times, even in relatively recent years.
I wasn't sure of Stevo the man before I read the book, now I will enjoy his commentary in a new and even more enjoyable light.
The most interesting part of the book is that dealing with "Stevo's" tough upbringing in a working class family living in post-war Dewsbury, Yorks. His graphic description of the poverty in which he and his family lived vividly conveys to the reader the daily struggle to make ends meet.
For somebody like me who has a limited knowledge of the history of the game it was a shock to learn that, shortly after contributing to Great Britain's victory in the World Cup, "Stevo" was forced into international retirement by small-minded, parochial bureaucrats following his decision to ply his trade in the Australian rugby league competition. It's hard to imagine such an attitude prevailing in this modern era of international transfers and the advent of the global game.
Overall, I'd say that the book is of interest to fans of rugby league and provides the reader into an insight on the way in which the sport has developed over the last 30 years through the eyes of one of its most prominent exponents.
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