"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 email@example.com. Alternatively, please contact me at Facebook or at Twitter.
Image on right: "Girls Reading" by Ellen Dreibelbis
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)
Ave-it.net (Autobiographies of footballers list)
Baddiel, Ivor and Zuker, Jonny: "David Feckham"
Bradford, Tim: "When Saturday Comes"
Collins, Neal: "A Game Apart". Neal Collins website is here.
Cult Figure Publishing
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
Footy Boots.com top 5 books list
Hawkey, Ian: "Feet of the Chameleon: The Story of Football in Africa" (Anova 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