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Shots in the Dark - A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times (Paperback) Loot Price: R221
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Shots in the Dark - A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times (Paperback): David Kynaston

Shots in the Dark - A Diary of Saturday Dreams and Strange Times (Paperback)

David Kynaston

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'I loved every page, and ended up admiring David Kynaston, our greatest social historian, even more than I already did' Nick Hornby Brimming with wisdom and humour, David Kynaston's diaries written over one football season offer up his most personal take on social history to date. David Kynaston was seven and a half years old when he attended his first Aldershot match in the early months of 1959. So began a deep attachment to the game and a lifelong loyalty to an obscure, small-town football club. Though as he sits down to write his diaries almost sixty years on, he reflects that life might have been simpler if his father had never taken him to that first match at the Rec... Shots in the Dark is the diary David Kynaston kept in the football season of 2016/17, detailing the ups and downs of the 'Shots' in the year that saw a divisive referendum in the UK and the impending ascension of Donald Trump. Here Kynaston presents a social history of modern Britain with a difference - all through the prism of the beautiful game. A testament to the ways in which fandom gives solidity and security to our lives, particularly in these bewildering and rapidly changing times, Shots in the Dark gets to the heart of what it means to be a devoted follower of a sports team. This is a diary of the macro and the micro, as questions of loyalty, of identity, of liberalism and of nationalism all rub uncomfortably up against each other during nine charged months.

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2021
Authors: David Kynaston
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-5266-2303-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Football (Soccer, Association football) > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-5266-2303-X
Barcode: 9781526623034

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