**Winner of the 2018 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Sports Bestseller of the Year**
‘Very funny on almost every page, wonderfully self-deprecating and very sharp on the ludicrous behaviour of the modern player.’ — Sunday Times
‘The funniest man in British sport.’ — Metro
You become a footballer because you love football. And then you are a footballer, and you’re suddenly in the strangest, most baffling world of all. A world where one team-mate comes to training in a bright red suit with matching top-hat, cane and glasses, without any actual glass in them, and another has so many sports cars they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station. Even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate.
So walk with me into the dressing-room, to find out which players refuse to touch a football before a game, to discover why a load of millionaires never have any shower-gel, and to hear what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror.
We will go into post-match interviews, make fools of ourselves on social media and try to ensure that we never again pay £250 for a haircut that should have cost a tenner. We’ll be coached and cajoled by Harry Redknapp, upset Rafa Benitez and be soothed by the sound of an accordion played by Sven-Goran Eriksson’s assistant Tord Grip. There will be some very bad music and some very bad decisions.
I am Peter Crouch. This is How To Be A Footballer. Shall we?₵85.00Quick View
Reinstating Traditional Music in Contemporary Contexts: Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian’s Lifelong Encounters with the Musical Traditions of Africa
Reinventing tradition has indeed been the lifelong pre-occupation of Emeritus Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia, as a musicologist, linguist, composer, performing artist, teacher and advocate. The book gives opportunities for a fluent narration of a complex story, by the protagonist himself. Such intellectual biographies are rare, particularly when they span a period of 90 years, and deal with the author’s sources of inspiration, intellectual influences, mentors, as well as social and political contexts from which a wellspring of ideals have sprung. This book is a feast what is worth sharing with policy makers, scholars, art practitioners, young and old scholars alike, who year for reminiscences about music, the arts, life and scholarship across a greater part of nine decades. This is simply a trove on arts and nationalism, worth reading and passing on.
— from the Foreword by Professor Kwesi Yankah, President, Central University₵60.00Quick View
Reinstating Traditional Music in Contemporary Contexts: Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian’s Lifelong Encounters with the Musical Traditions of Africa₵60.00
Koby’s Diaries: First Chronicles is a compilation of four short stories─ all with one main character, Koby Ansah, recounting various episodes of his life. The intriguing and suspenseful diary of this young man evokes some chilling memories that swing the reader from a world of excitement in one breath to a world of fear in another breath!₵25.00Quick View
In this devastating and brilliant new book John Simpson offers a compelling and cogent analysis of the West’s relationship with Saddam Hussein and Iraq, past and present.
‘You can’t really argue with much that John Simpson says-there is no foreign correspondent left on TV who has a fraction of his recognition and his credibility, a fact which may be unfair on the others, but happens to be true.’ That was Simon Hoggart reviewing Simpson’s devastating Panorama profile of Saddam Hussein, broadcast in early November 2002.
John Simpson has spent more than twenty years reporting on Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The book is a vivid, authoritative and compellingly readable account of the West’s relationship with Iraq throughout the years that Simpson has reported on the country and on Saddam Hussein. He shows in minute detail how and why, in the wake of 11 September, the threat from Iraq seemed to be increasing and how and why the West went to war in March 2003.₵70.00Quick View
This first volume of Margaret Thatcher’s memoirs, which encompasses the entirety of her career as Prime Minister.
Margaret Thatcher was the towering figure of late-twentieth-century British politics. This is the story of her remarkable life in her own words.
This first volume of her memoirs is a riveting first-hand portrait of the events and personalities of her eleven years in power. She recalls the triumphs and the critical moments of her premiership – the Falklands War, the miners’ strike, the Brighton bomb, the Westland Affair and her unprecedented three election victories. Her judgements of the men and women she encountered, whether world statesmen or Cabinet colleagues, are astonishingly frank. She is lavish with her praise; devastating with her criticism. The book reaches a gripping climax with an hour-by-hour description from inside 10 Downing Street of her dramatic final days in office.
Margaret Thatcher’s compelling account stands as a powerful testament to her influential legacy.₵85.00₵85.00Quick View
When Diana: Her True Story was first published in 1992, it forever changed the way the public viewed the British monarchy. Greeted initially with disbelief and ridicule, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography has become a unique literary classic, not just because of its explosive contents but also because of Diana’s intimate involvement in the publication. Never before had a senior royal spoken in such a raw, unfiltered way about her unhappy marriage, her relationship with the Queen, her extraordinary life inside the House of Windsor, her hopes, her fears, and her dreams.
An icon in life and a legend in death, Diana continues to fascinate. Diana: Her True Story in Her Own Words is the closest we will ever come to her autobiography.₵85.00₵85.00Quick View
The untold story behind one of the most sensational chapters in the history of the House of Windsor. Paul Burrell fought to clear his own name. Now he reveals new truths about Princess Diana – and presents for the first time as faithful an account of her thoughts as we can ever hope to read.
He was the favourite footman who formed a unique relationship with the Queen. He was the butler who the Princess of Wales called ‘my rock’ and ‘the only man I can trust’. He was accused of theft, then acquitted following the historic intervention of the monarch. He was the Princess’ most intimate confidante – and is the only person able to separate the myth from the truth of the Diana years.
Now, at last, Paul Burrell cuts through the gossip and the lies and takes us closer to the complex heart of the Royal Family then ever before.₵85.00₵85.00Quick View
Since 2016, Nuku Studio and Noorderlicht (House of Photography in The Netherlands) have been collaborating on the project “Northern Ghana Life” (working title). 11 Ghanaian and international photographers have made a visual documentation of the society and landscape of Northern Ghana, as part of a research project with four universities, including University of Ghana in Legon and the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Wa and Tamale and six PhD students who conducted research into the society and history of Northern Ghana, specifically on two peoples: the Dagomba and the Gonja.
The project results in the launch of a book and an exhibition in September 2018 as part of Nuku Photo Festival Ghana, the country’s first festival for photographic encounters, exchanges, and story-telling.
“Northern Ghana has rarely been the subject of collaborative photographic research, and in a historical and a photographic sense we may even go as far as to call it a terra incognita. The stories by the photographers invite us to explore the diverse and dynamic region that is Northern Ghana. They provide a visual interpretation of a largely undocumented landscape, and document its current state-of-affairs for future generations,” says Nii Obodai, Founder of Nuku Studio and Director of Nuku Photo Festival.
The photography project is in collaboration with an academic project involving four universities (University of Ghana in Legon, University of Development Studies in Wa and Tamale, Leiden University and University of Groningen, The Netherlands), and six PhD students who conducted research into the society and history of Northern Ghana, specifically on two peoples: the Dagomba and the Gonja.
The works of photographers Abdulai Adam (Ghana), Dennis Akuoku-Frimpong (Ghana), Geoffrey Buta (Ghana), Peter DiCampo (USA), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Francis Kokoroko (Ghana), Benedicte Kurzen (France), Gerard Nartey (Ghana), Seton Nicholas (Ghana), Nii Obodai (Ghana), and Patrick Willocq (France) in this book allow a nuanced and visually dynamic photographic insight into the richness, beauty, and uniqueness of the region.₵180.00₵180.00Quick View
Age Range: 9 – 13 years
Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the eleventh instalment of the NYT bestselling series!
Nikki is spending a week at North Hampton Hills as part of the school transfer programme. The good news is that NHH is super-cool and preppy. The bad news is that Nikki’s nemesis MacKenzie started there two weeks ago!
But, faced with NHH queen bee Tiffany, who takes meanness to a whole new level, Nikki might need to work WITH Mackenzie if she’s going to survive the week! Can Nikki and MacKenzie overcome their differences and become BFFs … Best Frenemies Forever?!₵35.00Quick View