• "Addictive reading...each chapter is a short story, the whole book an epic"

  • "Parks knows his football, and he knows Italy still better. His adopted country, in all its enduring and exasperating strengths and weaknesses, comes vividly to life"

    Sunday Times
  • "A fascinating emotional journey... His descriptions of Italian football are descriptions of Italy itself, its regional differences, its squabbles, its distinctive temper"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "An enthralling, insightful account of the real Italy"