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  • Carefully and lovingly told with deeper layers of reflection and wistfulness.

    Giles Smith, The Times
  • It’s gripping stuff… This is a mellow book, the product of many years’ contemplation, and emotional in a way that may surprise you…He has a wonderful story to tell

    Markus Berkmann, Daily Mail
  • Breathtakingly lucid, insistently informative and deeply affecting... It owes much to the presence of that most benign of ghosts, the wonderful James Lawton, who imbues his books not only with an authentic, clear-eyed love of the game but with his gift, spectacular in this particular instance, to bring historic moments into a focus so immediate that one is almost forced to blink

  • Thoughtful and reflective...full of fascinating detail.

    Mail On Sunday
  • [A] fascinating inside account of what remains the nation’s greatest sporting achievement.

    Choice Magazine

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