The Illustrated History of Football

The Illustrated History of Football: the highs and lows of football, brought to life in comic form…

Non-Fiction, Sport, Football
Hardback Published on: 03/11/2016
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Synopsis

Stunningly illustrated by David Squires (as featured in the Guardian), The Illustrated History of Football is a wry look at the highs and lows of the beautiful game. Laugh-out- loud and occasionally moving, it's the perfect gift for anyone who loves football.

'Squires is the master of the football comic strip and this collection is recommended reading for enlightened football fans everywhere' -- Late Tackle
'No one captures the absurdities and ugliness of football better than him ... hilarious' -- Coach Magazine
'[Illustrated History of Football] is the funniest football tome since Viz's Billy the Fish Football Yearbook, published 26 years earlier' -- Esquire
'Simply brilliant - my favourite football book' -- ***** Reader review
'Completely amazing cartoons with beautiful insight as to the how, why, when & wow' -- ***** Reader review
'Simply wonderful' -- ***** Reader review
'One of the funniest books I've read in a very long time. A must for anyone who loves football' -- ***** Reader review
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Football and comics. Once a hearty Saturday combination to match cartoons and cereal, in recent years they've drifted apart. Thankfully for us, illustrator Squires is here to change all that.

In The Illustrated History of Football, his first book, Squires relives some of football's most glorious moments and meets its greatest figures. In a sport full of handsome paycheques and corporate sponsors, he also casts a critical eye over corrupt backroom workings and helps pierce football's overblown balloon.

Funny, good-looking and preternaturally astute, this book is everything Sepp Blatter wishes he could be.
More than the archetypal loo book, this is a satirical look at the highs and lows of football and the perfect gift for all fans...

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9781780895581
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 461g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 23 mm

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