Books for the World Cup

Lots of people and publications are coming up with World Cup reading lists. We here at vicbooks are less than ardent football (I really, really want to say ‘soccer’) fans but we make a point of trying to stay in contact with things people write books about and people write a whole lotta books about football.

So here are the best lists we’ve seen so far:

From the Guardian (you can trust those football mad brits to produce the goods).

From the techno giants Amazon (presumably compiled using some complex algorithm that, ultimately, favours what they happen to have in stock).

From our American cousins at the New York Times (though I’m not sure how much I trust a sporting nation that wear helmets  at the least provocation).

Or from Abe Books, who actually managed to get me to think about what it might be like to read a book about football and maybe even to watch a match sometime before I die. Or not. But it was close there for a second.

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