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Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All by Brian Moore

Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All

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Winner of the Best Autobiography category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011.

Shortlisted for the Best Rugby Book category of the British Sports Book Awards 2011.

Winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010

Presenting an unparalleled insight into the mind of one of British rugby's greatest players and characters, Beware of the Dog is a uniquely engaging and upfront sporting memoir that lays open with astounding frankness the shocking events, both personal and professional, that have gone towards shaping him over the years..

Graham Sharpe, Spokesman and co-founder of the William Hill Prize, said: "As a trained solicitor and a lover of opera, fine wine and Shakespeare, Brian Moore in no ordinary sportsman. So it follows that this is no ordinary book. Candid and rigorous, it’s a uniquely engaging book and a fascinating exploration of what lies beneath the tough exterior of one of England’s greatest rugby players."

If you like Brian Moore you might also like to read books by Colum Mccann, Graham Greene and J G Ballard.


Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All by Brian Moore

Brian Moore, or 'Pitbull' as he came to be known during nearly a decade at the heart of the England rugby team's pack, established himself as one of the game's original hard men at a time when rugby was still an amateur sport. Since his retirement, he has earned a reputation as an equally uncompromising commentator, never afraid to tell it as he sees it and lash out at the money men and professionals that have made rugby into such a different beast. Yet, for all his bullishness on and off the pitch, there also appears a more unconventional, complicated side to the man. A solicitor by trade, Moore's love of fine wine, career experience as a manicurist and preference for reading Shakespeare in the dressing room before games, mark him out as anything but the stereotypical rugby player.


An intense but well-considered study of the psychology of the international sportsman . . . fascinating stuff'. -- Sport magazine

About the Author

Brian Moore won 64 caps for the England rugby team between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups and won the Grand Slam in 1991, 1992 and 1995. He went on two British Lions tours. Originally a qualified solicitor, he writes for the Sun and the Telegraph newspapers and is a co-commentator for international rugby matches alongside Eddie Butler on BBC TV.

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9th December 2010


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Simon & Schuster Ltd


352 pages


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