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And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain By Adrian Tempany

Release date: 02nd June, 2016
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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There have been a surprisingly large number of books written about Hillsborough and the preventable disaster that resulted in 96 Liverpool supporters losing their lives in April 1989, but few are as gut-wrenchingly well-written as And the Sun Shines Now. The book opens with a compelling eye-witness account of the author’s brush with death at Hillsborough, a dramatic start-point to what could be described as a modern social history, with football at its core. Post-Hillsborough, money flooded into the game as people you wouldn’t trust as far as you could throw them were allowed to acquire our most iconic football clubs, in contrast to the situation in Germany, where, as Tempany shows, fan ownership is more prevalent and matches significantly less expensive to attend. (read review)

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Fifty Years of Hurt: The Story of England Football and Why We Never Stop Believing By Henry Winter

Release date: 07th June, 2016
Publisher: Bantam

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Twenty years ago, comedy duo Baddiel and Skinner employed a catchy tune with singalong lyrics to remind success-starved England fans that it had been three decades since the national team lifted any silverware of note. (read review)



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1966: My World Cup Story By Sir Bobby Charlton

Release date: 13th June, 2016
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press

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We have a copy of 1966: MY WORLD CUP STORY to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: How many full England caps did Sir Bobby Charlton win? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 8 July 2016 (read review)

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