This series of four titles - Football, Cricket, Rugby and Golf - is publishing in a year of huge tournaments: the football World Cup in June-July, the Ashes from November and golf's Ryder Cup in October. Broad appeal: humorous tone of the book will appeal to existing fans, while easy-to-understand content will appeal to new fans and patient 'football widows'. Ideal gift purchase. Great design and series style.
Iain Macintosh is a sports journalist who works for the football website Icons.com and writes a weekly football column for the Singapore New Paper. He wrote Football Fables in 2008.