THE LIVES OF STANLEY B by Mat Guy
Mat Guy, author of Barcelona to Buckie Thistle, Minnows United: Adventures at the Fringes of the Beautiful Game, and Another Bloody Saturday, turns his pen to fiction in one of the best novels with a football theme you’ll read.
The story threads of four main characters are deftly woven together, and it is a boat – the Stanley B – itself a survivor, at the centre. They all share a love of the game and its power as a diversion from the harsher realities of life.
Forget Fever Pitch, The Lives of Stanley B gets to the heart of why football matters – written by an author who properly understands the game.
Read our review here: Book Review: The Lives of Stanley (footballbookreviews.com)
(Publisher: 1889 Books. November 2021. Paperback: 248 pages)