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Alfie Jones and a Change of Fortune, by David Fuller 0

Posted on April 27, 2012 by samh

It’s not often that children’s football books are reviewed here, but Alfie Jones and a Change of Fortune is a worthy exception. This book, aimed at young children aged about 7-10, is the first in a planned series focusing on football-mad Alfie and his friends.

The story, by FA-qualified football coach David Fuller, who coaches a youth team in Brighton, manages to tap into not only the enduring popularity of football but also of Harry Potter-style fantasy, which is still very much in vogue.

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Coming up… 0

Posted on April 11, 2012 by samh

A quick note on some of the books due to hit shelves (or Amazon pages if you prefer) this month…

Everyone loves Jeff Stelling, right? Well, if you do, you’ve got to check out Jeffanory: Stories from Beyond Soccer Saturday, in which the award-winning host of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday and former Countdown presenter returns with a collection of what is billed as “the funniest, weirdest, most tragic, most heart-warming, under-the-radar stories of the football season”. Sounds a bit like an entertaining bog book or something to flick through on those long away days, but it might be good for a laugh. Read more…

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