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Friday, November 28, 2008

Book of the Year!

Books Monthly, the online book review and listings magazine has awarded the status of Book of the Year 2008 to The Bumper Book of Roy of the Rovers, published by Titan Books. Quite rightly so, as the book is a triumph that encapsulates a long-gone period of British comics in a fantastic retro-format that genuinely captures the feel of an old annual. As Books Monthly puts it:

"This is an amazing book - printed to look like a 1950s boys' annual, it's an absolute must for any nostalgia fan, any football fan, and any comic annual collector too. Comic strip and text stories, quizzes, practical; advice, team strips - it's got the lot, and I have no hesitation in recommending this as my book of the year for 2008."

Congratulations to its editor David Leach on a job well done. You played a blinder my son, and other football clich├ęs etc...

You can read the review by Books Monthly HERE and my own review on this blog HERE.

If you don't yet have a copy you can order it from Amazon HERE.

1 comment:

Michael Martin said...

Eh? I'd say it looks more like a 70's annual than anything. Oh well, can't expect these youngsters to get it right all the time XD

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