Fever Pitch

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Penguin Books Limited, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 239 pages
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'A spanking 7-0 away win of a football book - inventive, honest, funny, heroic, charming' Jim White, Independent

'Whether you are interested in football or not, this is tears-running-down-your-face funny, read-bits-out-loud-to-complete-strangers funny, but also highly perceptive and honest about Hornby's obsession and the state of the game. Fever Pitchis not only the best football book ever written, it's the funniest book of the year' Nicholas Lezard, GQ

'Fever Pitchtranscends the mundane and the sporty to say something about the way we live' Steve Grant, Time Out

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In a humorous vein, Hornby guides the reader through a series of football matches (soccer games) played from 1968 to 1991 by an English first-division team known as Arsenal. By his own admission, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Nick Hornbywas born in 1957. He is the author of five novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium.

Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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