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# book - Yesterday’s News

From The42 'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old' EXTRACT

'I had turned 37 nine days before the Twickenham defeat, and suddenly I felt old'

In this extract from his autobiography, former Ireland captain Rory Best looks back on a humbling defeat to England.

# book - Thursday 28 May, 2020

From The42 The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out Done Deal

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

From The42 'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely' EXTRACT

'I wasn’t even on the bench – I’d been bombed out completely'

Robbie Fowler on the beginning of the end of his first stint at Liverpool.

# book - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

From The42 Muhammad Ali and the mafia EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# book - Thursday 21 May, 2020

From The42 'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic' Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

# book - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

From The42 'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet' Looking Back

'The rush home after school to read Ceefax pages 302–312... This was my generation’s internet'

In an extract from his book, Daniel Geey looks at how football has changed dramatically over the years.

# book - Thursday 7 May, 2020

From The42 'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season' EXTRACT

'I raced the entire year with that broken foot, and had no surgery until after the season'

In an extract from his book, Formula One legend Nigel Mansell recalls winning the World Championship.

# book - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

From The42 'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t' Temptation

'If you didn’t make a conscious decision to go home alone, you probably wouldn’t'

In an extract from his award-winning book ‘Recovering,’ Richie Sadlier looks at the lifestyle of young footballers in his era.

# book - Friday 1 May, 2020

From The42 'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released FAI

'A shocking exposé' - Book detailing the rise and fall of John Delaney to be released

‘Champagne Football’ by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan will be published in September.

# book - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

From The42 'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams' Trend

'By 2016 foreign owners had bought, or held significant shares in, 15 of the Premier League’s 20 teams'

Read an extract from ‘The Billionaires Club’ by James Montague.

# book - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

From The42 'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes' Elusive

'For him, dark glasses were invented to protect a man from other people’s eyes'

Read this extract from ‘The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen.’

# book - Thursday 16 April, 2020

From The42 'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great Decline

'He was an old man at 41' - Muhammad Ali and the cost of being a boxing great

An extract from Jonathan Eig’s book reveals the extent of the legend’s suffering following his retirement.

# book - Thursday 9 April, 2020

From The42 'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions' EXTRACT

'He was untethered from his family by a narcissism that fed his self-destructive addictions'

Read this extract from an acclaimed book on the US golf star by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian.

# book - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Sebastian Barry on his acclaimed new book: 'If I was wise I'd probably have done something else... but I'm not a wise man'

We speak to the Irish author and Laureate for Literature about his new novel, set in 1870s USA.

# book - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Writing in the #MeToo era: 'It was intimidating taking on something in fiction that was happening in real time'

We spoke to the author Kate Elizabeth Russell about what inspired her controversial but critically-acclaimed novel.

From The42 A day in the life of Pep Guardiola EXTRACT

A day in the life of Pep Guardiola

Pep’s City: The Making of a Superteam gives an inside account of the early part of manager’s reign with the Etihad outfit.

# book - Thursday 26 March, 2020

From The42 'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless' Accident

'He was normally so strong, so fit, so successful, such a presence. Now he was broken and helpless'

The story of a moped accident that changed the life of former Premier League striker Matt Jansen.

# book - Sunday 22 March, 2020

Hilary Fannin: 'My mother longed for freedom, for a romantic-whirlwind kind of world that existed far beyond our garden wall'

Author Hilary Fannin writes about her late mother, and how their relationship coloured her life.

# book - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Open thread: What are your comfort reads?

What do you turn to when you need to be cheered up or comforted?

# book - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From The42 'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing' Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

# book - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Anne Enright: 'Pre-Trump, if you had a problem it was your problem. That's another head-wreck'

The author speaks to us as she publishes her latest novel, Actress.

# book - Saturday 8 February, 2020

'I thought - am I mad to be taking this on?': Marita Conlon McKenna on her new Famine book for adults

The author of the children’s classic Under the Hawthorn Tree has written a new book for adults about the Famine.

# book - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'No cash register. Peggy’s Leg. Big Time bar. Dairy Milk. A tin of Coke': 1970s memories of Dublin

Fr Bryan Shortall remembers his childhood in the 1970s – from what he ate to what was on the radio.

# book - Friday 3 January, 2020

'His whole story is a lie. You know he didn’t have it as hard as he tries to sell'

Paulie Malignaggi discusses his relationship with Conor McGregor in this extract from Ewan MacKenna’s new book.

# book - Sunday 29 December, 2019

These are the Irish novels to look out for in early 2020

It’s going to be a jam-packed year.

# book - Thursday 26 December, 2019

From The42 'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that' Interview

'If someone hears my name and thinks, that's the guy who was sexually abused, I'm okay with that'

Richie Sadlier discusses his new book ‘Recovering’ and his long journey towards contentment.

# book - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

The rise of ultra running: 'I am never doing anything as stupid as that ever again, I say to myself'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

# book - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'Everything, my clothes, my backpack, my headscarf, is stuck to me with sweat'

In an extract from his book, Adharanand Finn describes competing in the Oman Desert Marathon.

# book - Monday 23 December, 2019

From The42 'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’ Anomaly

'One of the older lads looked over and said: What the hell is Michael Owen even doing in here?’

The former England and Liverpool star reflects on his troubled spell at Stoke City.

# book - Sunday 15 December, 2019

From The42 'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA' Talent

'I think in three years' time, there will be an Irish player in the NBA'

Journalist and author Emmet Ryan on touring Europe for his new book, Irish basketball’s great hope Aidan Harris Igiehon and more.

# book - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

From The42 Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain Mature

Schmidt expresses caution as 'impressive' James Ryan is touted as Ireland captain

The 23-year-old second row is many people’s choice to succeed Rory Best.

# book - Thursday 21 November, 2019

From The42 Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion ORDINARY JOE

Schmidt says worry about ban led to Toner's World Cup exclusion

The former Ireland head coach has released a book entitled Ordinary Joe.

# book - Monday 18 November, 2019

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud

Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.

# book - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

# book - Friday 8 November, 2019

'It's like showing up at the nursing home at daybreak': White House official pens anonymous book on Trump

Excerpts of the book, released on 19 November, were published in the Washington Post.

# book - Saturday 2 November, 2019

From The42 How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers Rise This post contains videos

How two aspiring footballers hit 10 million YouTube subscribers

Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove started out on a conventional path to football stardom, but ultimately took a different route to get there.

# book - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# book - Sunday 27 October, 2019

A Sunday Miscellany essay by Lisa McInerney: 'Setting the scene'

The essay is one of those featured in the new book, Miscellany 50.

# book - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir Back

Tiger Woods promises to tell 'definitive story' in new memoir

HarperCollins Publishers have acquired the rights to ‘Back.’

# book - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Opinion: 'Are you criticising someone because they're mirroring something you don't like about yourself?'

In this extract from Ubuntu, the granddaughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains how we can learn to live without bias.

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