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Behind the Curtain


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A wonderfully well-written travelogue taking in life and football behind the old Iron Curtain. BEHIND THE CURTAIN is in the bestselling tradition of Simon Kuper, Jimmy Burns, David Winner, etc. A strong contender for the William Hill and National Sporting Club awards. As a teenager Jonathan Wilson holidayed in the former Yugoslavia; as a young journalist for onefootball.com and the Financial Times his obsession with the region took root. In terms of travel writing and sports writing, BEHIND THE CURTAIN is a worthy successor to FOOTBALL AGAINST THE ENEMY - now in its 15th impression in paperback. This is a must for armchair travellers and football fans alike. 'It's a book that had to be written. Excellent' Simon Kuper.

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Jonathan Wilson is the Football Correspondent for the Financial Times, and has travelled widely throughout Eastern Europe.


'With style and erudition, [Wilson] proves that football is a metaphor, an allegory, and much more than just a game' THE TIMES 'Enlightening' THE SCOTSMAN

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