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World Book Day

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Book Day, deCoubertin Books are offering a special 20% discount off all items on the website when you use the discount code WBD at the checkout on 2nd March 2017!  "World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of [...]

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Liverpool Captains Ian Herbert, from  the Independent, discusses dementia and the link to footballers from the 60's and 70's with Ian St John who touched upon this in Ragnhild Ansnes book, Liverpool Captains.  61 Minutes in Munich Take a bow, @Simon_Hughes__. 61 minutes is brilliantly woven. It captures the sporting and social context of Howard Gayle's life and times. [...]

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Touching Distance'First, Hardy’s account is gripping in its immediacy. It thrusts you into the thick of the action' - The Two Unfortunates reviewed Touching Distance by Martin Hardy. We would LOVE IT if you read this: @blackwhiterao reviews @mhardysport 's Touching Distance https://t.co/PxNYdY58qC #NUFC— thetwounfortunates (@twounfortunates) January 28, 2017 James CorbettJames chatted to French blog Heristage: L’histoire du Football Anglais en Francais [...]

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The publishing process: An interview with deCoubertin founder James Corbett

James Corbett is a sports correspondent and award-winning author who writes about football for publications including The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, World Soccer and contributes to the BBC World Service’s World Football programme. He worked with Neville Southall and Howard Kendall on their autobiographies and his Everton Encyclopedia was published to acclaim in autumn 2012.In 2009 James [...]

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61 Minutes in MunichHoward Gayle spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph about his time at Blackburn Rovers and his views on the current ownership.The Lancashire Telegraph and Howard Gayle look into the lack of black managers in football.With Howard Gayle at Rovers 30 seconds before the penalty. Not smiling right now. pic.twitter.com/jqoRY2laDT— Simon Garner (@simongarner10) January 21, 2017 The Acid TestClyde [...]

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61 Minutes in MunichHoward Gayle talks to German TV station Das Erste about the racism he has fought against throughout his life and career.The 42 chat to Howard about his decision to turn down an MBE and how much attitudes to racism have changed. 'Because of my ancestry, there is no way I could walk around with MBE after my [...]

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The Acid TestClyde Best’s new autobiography is selling out in Bermuda, and here he chats to the Royal Gazette about his time in the UK, promoting his new book.Scunthorpe Hasta La MuerteNew Statesman writer John Bew named Scunthorpe Hasta La Muerte as one of his two favourite books of 2016 (November). Liverpool CaptainsThe Anfield Line blog reviewed Liverpool Captains calling it an 'impressive [...]

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Here We GoThe New Zealand Herald look at the heyday of Everton FC in a review of Simon Hart's Here We Go. The Acid TestClyde Best discusses the racism he endured during his playing career in an interview with Ken Dyer of the Evening Standard.On his return to London, Clyde revisited Ken's Cafe by Upton Park for an interview on his [...]

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The Acid TestWest Ham legend Clyde Best recalls hostile past and what the Hammers need to do this season with Tony Banks of the Daily Express.Clyde also discussed his career at West Ham and the bigotry he fought against with the Mail on Sunday's Rob Draper. The Royal Gazette looks back at Clyde's career as well [...]

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61 Minutes in Munich"Written in conjunction with author Simon Hughes, 61 Minutes In Munich is a candid diary in which Gayle admits his shortcomings and failures, but never wavers from his core principles." When Saturday Comes reviewed Howard Gayle’s new autobiography.Howard Gayle chats to CNN about his fight against social injustice - which he documents in his book - as [...]

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