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The Beatles, Football and Me

Hunter Davies

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

Beautifully written and evocative memoir by the biographer of The Beatles and Gazza, and author of the footballing classic THE GLORY GAME

Hunter Davies is one of the most respected writers in the country. THE GLORY GAME is a footballing classic still in print some 30 years since its original publication but Hunter is also a successful novelist and distinguished biographer, whose subjects include The Beatles, Wayne Rooney and Paul Gascoigne. Now, though, he describes his own extraordinary life, from growing up on a Carlisle council estate in the 1950s and his student days at Durham to his introduction to Fleet Street, his enduring obsession with football and memorabilia, and the many fascinating characters he has met, interviewed and written about over the last 40 years. It is also the intimate portrait of his marriage to teenage sweetheart Margaret Forster, herself a well-known novelist. Full of wonderful observations, warm humour and colourful anecdote - a memoir to treasure.

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Praise for The Beatles, Football and Me

  • Brilliantly funny - Daily Mail

  • 'Hunter Davies' vivid autobiography retraces a life rich in incident and anecdote' - Good Book Guide

  • 'Such an enjoyable read. Easy-going, humorous and a natural journalist, [Hunter Davies] comes across as a thoroughly nice man' - Sunday Times

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Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew, Scotland, in January 1936. He has written more than 40 books - including biographies of the Beatles, Gazza and John Prescott - and, as a journalist, he contributes to the Sunday Times and writes a weekly football column in the New Statesman. He is an avid collector of football memorabilia and has amassed an impressive collection over the years. He lives with his wife in the Lake District and in London.

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