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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle

Justine Kyle McGrath

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Biography: sport, Prose: non-fiction, Rugby football

'This man's worth and example rises far above the mere sports field...[he] could hardly fail to impress or inspire people of all ages' Alf McCreary, Belfast Telegraph

Jack Kyle was the rugby giant of his time, but he was also so much more than a sporting legend.

Whilst he was winning a Grand Slam and touring with the Lions, Jack Kyle was also studying to be a doctor. When he retired from playing rugby - as the world's most-capped player - his sense of adventure and medical ambition led him to settle in Chingola, Zambia, where he spent the next thirty-four years of his life. For many years, he was the only medically trained surgeon in the town and so faced many challenges, not least the appearance of and devastation caused by AIDS.

Written as a series of conversations with his daughter, Justine, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER reveals Jack Kyle as a supremely gifted rugby player, a dedicated surgeon and a gentle family man.

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Praise for Conversations with My Father: Jack Kyle

  • Lovingly crafted and well-written ... this is so much more than a rugby book but then Jack Kyle was so much more than a rugby player - Irish Times

  • Much more than a sports book, this is a nostalgic look at a full life wisely lived - Irish Examiner

  • A man of unrivalled class, on and off the pitch - Irish Independent

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