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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Books for footballers  Reply with quote

To commemorate the World Cup, how about a few football-related book titles?

There’s obviously Sons and Rovers by DH Lawrence. And Westham Ho! by Charles Kingsley.

I quite like Carson McCullers’ novel about a Scottish team becoming isolated for adopting the long-ball game – The Hearts are Lonely Punters.

Any more?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We Dive at Dawn? Oh, how cynical of me. This requires careful thought. I will return later.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crime and No Punishment by Dostoyevsky?

West Hamlet by William Shakespeare

I shall spend my 'sleeping' hours considering the matter.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Eric Cantona was fond of The Seagull, which of course was by Anton Kikhov.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half Time and the Conways by JB Priestley

Half of a Yellow Card by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Oranges are Not the Only Half Time Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

(Hmmm, it would appear to be a game of three halves today).



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Sister's a Keeper by Jodi Picault

Referee Briest by Theodor Fontane



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rangers and Brothers by C P Snow

Motherwell of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After watching England "play", I feel too depressed to make a pun about football.

All I could think of while watching that abysmal performance was Samuel Beckett's "More Pr*cks Than Kicks".


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are still watching the game (not live) so from that comment I gather the best my folks (not me, who am - sorry - always happy enough to see an England loss - it feeds my sense that England soccer is not quite good enough at this level, and it helps assuage my anger at the way everyone in England gloated after their World Cup rugby win) can hope for is a draw.

Cheers, Caro.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot with all that that I really meant to mention Great (English) Expectations by Dickens.



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