They do all the great Got, Not Got series
and plenty of other retro sports titles.
66: The World Cup in Real Time gets a fab showcase in today’s Currant Bun. And you can download a free chapter now!
66 is a World Cup story with a difference. It retraces the dramatic arc of the Finals in real time, and in irrestible new detail.
Long-forgotten tales from on and off the field are unearthed in the book, released to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1966 World Cup. Journalist Ian Passingham offers a unique take on the summer when England hosted and won football’s biggest tournament.
The book brings the finals back to life, with 'real time' newspaper-style reports drawn from coverage of the time. Colourful stories range from a bitter row which threatened to destroy FIFA to Soviet Union players visiting a North-East barber’s shop to have their hair cut like the star of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The WAGs of the day feature, there are players breaking curfews and even a bust-up over an attempt to smuggle women into the hotel rooms of one squad. Other offbeat stories to feature in the book include:
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from 66: The World Cup in Real Time