Drawn from Calvin's experience as an award-winning sportswriter covering every major sports event over 40 years in more than 80 countries, this deeply personal book takes you on a tour of the world's greatest sporting occasions. Part memoir, part manifesto, this is sport as you've never seen it before.
A Dubray Books Favourite Book of all Time. An endlessly re-readable autobiography that offers a candid and fascinating insight into the complex and problematic life of a sporting great. (Jack Byrne, Kilkenny)
In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, the author began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. This title presents his portrait.