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32 Programmes By Dave Roberts

32 Programmes by Dave Roberts

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Summary

When Dave Roberts relocates to the USA, his wife informs him that they can only take what is 'absolutely essential'. Packing his collection of football programmes, Dave is aghast to be informed that the programmes do not fall into that category. This title tells the story of how Dave made the selection of his most important programmes.

32 Programmes Summary

32 Programmes by Dave Roberts

When Dave Roberts relocates to the USA, his wife informs him that they can only take what is 'absolutely essential'. Packing his collection of football programmes (1,134 of them - football fans are sticklers for statistics), Dave is aghast to be informed that the programmes do not fall into that category. He must whittle down his treasured archive to only what will fit inside a Tupperware container the size of a Dan Brown hardback. "32 Programmes" tells the story of how Dave made the selection of his most important programmes, and how the process brought back a flood of nostalgia for simpler times. As the sights, sounds and smells of those 1,134 football matches return, the choices Dave makes reflect the twists and turns that life takes. Finally, with just hours to go before the flight, the container is full to the brim. One more programme will be added to the collection - one that Dave never thought he would see and which means more to him than any other. "32 Programmes" is the story of youthful football obsession, crushes on disinterested girls, rubbish jobs and trying to impress skinheads. But most of all, it is the story of a man's life and loves, of family, friends and football.

32 Programmes Reviews

"A little gem... a brilliant way to reflect on his love affair with football" -- Henry Winter Daily Telegraph "Very funny in wry, Nick Hornby-esque fashion... This memoir will gain a lot of fans" -- Simon Redfern Independent on Sunday "Remarkable... A book that every woman should study, for the unique insight it offers into the impenetrable enigma of the male mind" -- Jane Shilling Daily Mail "A brilliant idea nicely executed, it's certainly the funniest sport-related read this Christmas" -- Christopher Maume Independent "An entertaining read, rich in nostalgia and reminiscent of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch, this offers an insight into the power of obsession and how the beautiful game has changed. Moving and amusing" Sport magazine

About Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts has been one of those annoying bike couriers, a security guard, a Civil Servant, a KFC chef who was fired for trying to steal a sample of the secret recipe, and a train driver - all before reaching the age of twenty. After that, he settled for a career in advertising, which was eventually cut short by illness, but not before accidentally winning a Silver Lion at Cannes. He now writes books, which all seem to have a theme in common: obsession ...

Additional information

GOR003234487
9780593067376
0593067371
32 Programmes by Dave Roberts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2011-08-04
304
Short-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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