Thursday, 6 May 2010

Recommended World Cup Reading

"The Gambler: A Shakespearean-Dostoevskyian take on the 2010 South Africa World Cup"

While I am sitting about twiddling my thumbs awaiting book deals, journalism gigs to the World Cup, and interviews, I thought I would try to put together a recommended reading list to accompany my online novella "The Gambler" which can be read at the website above. If you want your book or book website listed here, please contact me at Alternatively, please contact me at Facebook or at Twitter.

Image on right: "Girls Reading" by Ellen Dreibelbis

Best wishes,

Matthew Devereux


Image on left: "The Moneylender and his wife" by Quentin Massys/Metsys, c.1465/66

Abebooks Football book list

About a Ball Football Book Reviews

Africa Book Centre football books

Alegi, Peter: "Laduma! Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa" (and others)

Allison, Malcolm: "Soccer for Thinkers" (recommended by David Saitch at the Victoria Derbyshire Facebook Fanpage) (Autobiographies of footballers list)

Baddiel, Ivor and Zuker, Jonny: "David Feckham"

Bradford, Tim: "When Saturday Comes"

Coetzee, J.M.

Collins, Neal: "A Game Apart". Neal Collins website is here.

Cult Figure Publishing

Davies, Hunter

The English Football Post

EPL Talk in conjunction with Amazon 18 highest rated football books

Football 4 Sale vintage books

Image on right: "Young Girl Reading" by Jean-Honore Fragonard, c.1770

top 5 books list

Hawkey, Ian: "Feet of the Chameleon: The Story of Football in Africa" (Anova Books)

Hedgerow Books

Hornby, Nick: "Fever Pitch"

"Independent" newspaper: 1966 and all that. Book reviews.

Kuper, Simon (plus "Financial Times" columns)

Image on right: St.Jerome reading by Giovanni Bellini (c.1480-90)

Lion Books: Rare and used football books

New African Soccer

Premier Football Books

Soccer Books Ltd.

Spartacus Schoolnet
football books

Sport Media
book list

TOFFS Football books list

"Trebuchet" magazine: "Zidane and Albert Camus" (Douglas Bulloch)

Turbull, John, Raab, Alon and Satterlee, Thom, "The Global Game"

UK Footie

World Cup Buzz: "What the World Cup Means to Me" free e-book



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