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There's Only Two David Beckhams by John O'farrell
  

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Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2016.

There's Only Two David Beckhams is John O'Farrell's love-letter to football; part-detective story, part-sports memoir, part-satire on the whole corrupt FIFA circus; it just made the final for the funniest football fiction ever written...

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Synopsis

There's Only Two David Beckhams by John O'farrell

Ever wasted hours debating your 'All Time England XI'? Well now it's 2022 and the discussion is finally over, England have eleven players as good as any of them. The unbeatable national team have reached the final of the Qatar World Cup. But one journalist is convinced there is a scandalous secret behind England's incredible form. His lifetime's dream is to see the Three Lions win the World Cup. But if he pursues and exposes the shocking truth, his beloved England could be sent home in disgrace. Suddenly this is much more than England vs Germany; it's Love vs Duty, it's Truth vs Happiness. The pressure of the penalty shoot-out is nothing compared to this.


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Reviews

'The funniest football fiction since FIFA's annual accounts' -- David Baddiel

'A wonderful love letter to football. So romantic and ridiculous, it could only have been written by a Fulham fan' -- Richard Osman

'O'Farrell once again proves his immense comedic abilities with a book that is gag-crammed, ridiculous and fantastical.' -- Sara Pascoe

About the Author

John O'farrell

John O'Farrell is the author of four novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life and The Best a Man Can Get. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages and have been adapted for radio and television. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as a political memoir, Things Can Only Get Better and three collections of his column in The Guardian. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men, Question Time and Have I Got News for You.

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Publication date

5th November 2015

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John O'farrell

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781784161392

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