This Sporting Life (Paperback)
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Short Description for This Sporting Life Rugby League football in an industrial northern city is a life of grime, mud, sweat and intrigue. The story follows the fortunes of the hero Arthur Machin, from the day of his inclusion in the local team to the match when he first feels age creeping up on him.
- Published: 04 April 2000
- Format: Paperback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099274797 ISBN 10: 0099274795
- Sales rank: 244,437
Full description for This Sporting Life
Rugby League football in an industrial northern city circa 1960 is a life of grime, mud, sweat, intrigue and naked ambition. In This Sporting Life, David Storey recounts the fortunes of gladiator hero Arthur Machin from the day of his inclusion in the local team to the match when he begins to feel age creeping up on him. Through Arthur we are taken into his raw, often brutal world of players, backers, Saturday crowds bloody noses and broken teeth, landladies and communal baths.