Starting 11: Books About Football

Per Outwith Books, Glasgow

Per Outwith Books, Glasgow

'Programmes! Get your match programmes! A fantasy selection of literary players to celebrate Scotland qualifying for the Euro 2020. 

Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby

9,99 € 9,29 €

Comic-memoir fiction-fusion analysing the religious insanity of football fandom. Simply genius

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup

J.L. Carr

7,99 € 7,43 €

The quaintest of David versus Goliath stories. Heart-warming wit and the will to win

The Damned Utd

David Peace

8,99 € 8,36 €

Historical fiction on Brian Clough's tumultuous tenure at Leeds - the city despised him; the feeling was mutual.'

The Arsenal Stadium Mystery

Leonard Gribble

8,99 € 8,36 €

A whodunnit in Highbury... Murder-mystery classic that spawned a sequel (and a 30's film-adaptation celebrated by Martin Scorcese no less!

Pack Men

Alan Bissett

7,99 € 7,43 €

Factual-fiction following three Ranger's fans and their riotous romp through Manchester for a European cup final.

Peterdown: An epic social satire, full of comedy, character and anarchic radicalism

David Annand

16,98 € 15,79 €

Will a new high-speed train link tear through a community and its history or can the fans of Peterdown United de-rail those plans?

The Miracle Of Castel Di Sangro

Joe McGinniss

11,99 € 11,15 €

The pure romance of football in a fanatical Italian village. Part-travel memoir, part-unbelievable underdog Ulysses


Ken Russell

9,99 €

Football is Britain's official religion. A man-hunt for the rebel "anti-Christ" ensues. Written by film director, Ken Russell.


Max Lobe

9,99 € 9,29 €

A young Cameroonian sets off north in search of football fame. Not far behind him are his brother and friend, who are bounced from mishap to adventure as they try to catch him up.

A Kestrel for a Knave

Barry Hines

8,99 € 8,36 €

Not directly about football, admittedly, but contains a great descriptive passage of a football match in a wind blasted, depressed Yorkshire town where Billy finds his greatest comfort in a feathered friend.

Football Against The Enemy

Simon Kuper

9,99 € 9,29 €

What accounts for football styles in different countries? Kuper burnt some shoe leather around the world to find out.