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Calon By Owen Sheers

Calon
by Owen Sheers

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At the 2011 Rugby World Cup a young Welsh side captained by the 22-year-old Sam Warburton, captured the imagination of the rugby-watching world. This title offers the inside story of a 6 Nations campaign that galvanised a nation and ended in Grand Slam success for the third time in 8 years.
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Calon: 80 Minutes into the Heart of Welsh Rugby by Owen Sheers

There are moments when the many, through the few, become one. At the 2011 Rugby World Cup a young Welsh side captained by the 22-year-old Sam Warburton, captured the imagination of the rugby-watching world. Exhibiting the grit and brilliance of generations past, an ill-fated semi-final ended in heartbreak. But a fledgling squad playing with the familiarity of brothers had sent out an electrifying message of hope: could this be a third golden generation of Welsh rugby? It was with this question hanging in the air that Owen Sheers took up his position as Writer in Residence for the Welsh Rugby Union. "Calon" is the document of a year spent at the heart of Welsh rugby; the inside story of a 6 Nations campaign that galvanised a nation and ended in Grand Slam success for the third time in 8 years. What does rugby mean to Wales? Where does the heart of Welsh rugby lie? In "Calon", Owen Sheers takes a personal journey into a sport that defines a nation. Drawing on interviews and unprecedented access with players and WRU coaching staff, "Calon" presents an intimate portrait of a national team in the very best tradition of literary sports writing.

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About Owen Sheers


Owen Sheers is novelist, poet, playwright and broadcaster. His novel Resistance was recently made into a major feature film.

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GOR004705897
Calon: 80 Minutes into the Heart of Welsh Rugby by Owen Sheers
Owen Sheers
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2012-11-01
208
0571297293
9780571297290
N/A
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