Promised Land: A Northern Love Story

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Random House, Jul 7, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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Anthony Clavane loves Leeds - certainly the football club, but also the city, and the tribes that make it. Now that he is an exile in the South, his frequent pilgrimages to the stadium speak for themselves. But he no less loves the rarely-glimpsed back-streets of his youth; and even has a feel for the long-gone slums where his ancestors once settled. Leeds is his promised land; idealised and unreachable, yet still it defines him.

This is a book about football. It's about unconditional love for a club, even when it doesn't always seem to love you back. But it is also a book about much more than that.

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User Review  - PaulCranswick - LibraryThing

This could well be the best book I have read ostensibly on sport and, believe me, I have read more than a few. I say ostensibly because this is so much more than a simple rise and fall and rise and ... Read full review

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Best book on being a football fan since Fever Pitch. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Anthony Clavane was born in Leeds in 1960, a year before Don Revie became manager. He started life as a history teacher and is now chief sports writer of the Sunday Mirror.

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