I’m pleased to report good mentions in the press for some of our prized titles. When Saturday Comes, the crown prince of association football journals (or ‘half-decent’ as it modestly claims itself), has praised Brian Glanville’s The Rise of Gerry Logan and The Dying of the Light, as well they might, as I understand WSC has long considered Glanville ‘the daddy’ of contemporary writing on the game. Their correspondent Taylor Parkes writes:
These two books by pioneering sportswriter Brian Glanville stand out half a mile amid the tiny, mostly undistinguished genre of football fiction… written with an easy confidence… [Gerry Logan‘s] true concerns are timeless: the game’s ambiguous morality; how its heroes are indulged and patronised; how their energy is betrayed by greed and lack of vision. Nearly 50 years have passed, and there’s not been a better football novel…’
The Times, meanwhile, make honourable mention of The Nuremberg Trial by Robert W. Cooper – and, again, it’s a deserved tip of the hat, since Cooper was such a long-serving distinguished contributor to the paper. Tom Whipple writes:
‘The Times’ correspondent sat through all ten months [of the trials]; was present for all six million words… Could the Allied powers ensure a trial of the perpetrators that avoided becoming merely victors’ justice? R.W. Cooper was the man to judge. ’
Bravos all round.