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Steven Kay

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I live in Sheffield with my partner and two children. I spend Monday to Thursday on the treadmill, Fridays researching and writing, Saturdays (from August to May) watching my hopes crumbles and turn to dust, and Sundays waiting to do it all again.
I am currently working on a novel based around an infamous Victorian court case at Leeds assizes.
My website my link text contains more stuff about Rab Howell, pictures and background to the novel. You can get in touch on Facebook or e-mail me at stevek1889@gmail.com
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Average rating: 4.13 · 8 ratings · 6 reviews · 4 distinct works
The Evergreen in red and white

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Historical Football Stories

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Football fans won’t read fiction?

A version of this article was first published in Italian literary magazine Inutile in April 2014:

Aspiring novelists rarely get any feedback from agents or publishers but one to whom I am indebted told me that a novel based around football isn’t marketable because football fans won’t read fiction; they lap up biographies and autobiographies (almost entirely ghost-written, and works of fiction in th Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 24, 2014 12:37 Tags: football-fiction-rabbi-howell

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The premise of this book is a strong one – the exploitation of dreams of young African footballers wanting to achieve fame and fortune in Europe, and the hardships and abuse that can bring. Some impressive research has gone into the book: on life in ...more
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Sue has come up with another novel showing her skill writing about and exploring complex family relationships.
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One of over 50 football novels reviewed at: https://stevek1889.blogspot.com/2014/...
I can't believe it took me so long to find this novel, published in 1961; I am now 53 novels in to this undertaking and this is one of the best. As with all the best
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Company Parade by Storm Jameson
"SCENE: PUBLISHER'S OFFICE SOMETIME IN THE 1930s (OR YESTERDAY)

LORD GUMBY: Now Jenkins, what shall we do with this here book. It was written by a lady and is full of all sorts of odd lady-thoughts. Goodness knows who will want to read such nonsense. I" Read more of this review »
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I can't believe it took me so long to find this novel, published in 1961; I am now 53 novels in to this undertaking and this is one of the best. As with all the best
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This book was flagged up to me by someone who I have to concede may well be the actual World Expert in football fiction, Lee McGowan, whose PHD was on the subject! It is worth watching his video at : https://theconversation.com/from-stad... Ah well h ...more
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It is not often that I give up on a book, especially if my aim is to review it, but I found persistence wasn't paying off here as I was reading whole pages without taking anything in - I was that bored by it. It is a book I set out wanting to like: a ...more
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