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# book - Monday 2 January, 2017

'We thought Pep was like a machine, completely cold-hearted. Who knew he was so emotional?'

Martí Perarnau gives a stark insight into the world of the Manchester City manager in his latest book.

From The42 The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it EXTRACT

The story of the origins of Argentine football and Irish people's place in it

An extra from Jonathan Wilson’s book Angels with Dirty Faces looks at how the game was brought to South America.

# book - Sunday 1 January, 2017

From The42 ''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose' Problems This post contains videos

''I'm running a marathon tomorrow,' I said to him as I dusted off my nose'

In an extract from his book Running Man, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle looks back on his excess-fuelled younger days.

# book - Saturday 31 December, 2016

From The42 'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer' Looking Back This post contains videos

'He was my dad... But he was also a brilliant footballer'

Mick Channon Jr recalls his father’s playing days in this extract from his recently released book.

From The42 "I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t''' Long Read

"I said: 'If I judged you by social media, Joe, I'd think you're a bit of a t**t'''

Michael Calvin chats to The42 about ghostwriting football star Joey Barton’s acclaimed autobiography.

# book - Friday 30 December, 2016

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

From The42 The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all EXTRACT

The story of how one of the greatest Olympians of all time risked losing it all

In an extract from his recent biography, Richard Askwith argues that Emil Zatopek merits comparison to Muhammad Ali.

Soldiers, sailors, diplomats: The forgotten Irish who changed Latin America

In this extract from his book Paisanos, Tim Fanning tells the story of army officer Alexander O’Reilly.

# book - Thursday 29 December, 2016

From The42 ‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither' Enigmatic

‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'

Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.

# book - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football' Issue

'At the time I came into this world women were banned by the FA from playing football'

Hope Powell writes about the slow progress of women’s football in her recently released book.

Hunger strikes, murders, and a war on terror: Ireland in 1976

Eamon Sweeney’s book Down Down Deeper and Down looks at Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s. Here’s a section from its fifth chapter.

# book - Sunday 25 December, 2016

From The42 'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent EXTRACT

'Roman’s eyes widened in disbelief' - Inside the World of a Super Agent

Check out this extract from the recently released book ‘The Deal’.

# book - Saturday 24 December, 2016

From The42 Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football The Master

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff on how he learned to play football

The Dutch legend explains how he honed his skills on the streets of Amsterdam.

# book - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia

# book - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

From The42 'There were several people who were my father' EXTRACT

'There were several people who were my father'

In this extract from his autobiography, Damon Hill recalls growing up in the shadow of his famous dad.

# book - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

From The42 The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold Joy To Despair

The man trapped in a POW camp 2 decades after winning Olympic gold

Scottish athlete Eric Liddell led an extraordinary life, as this extract illustrates.

# book - Thursday 15 December, 2016

From The42 'Music seems to excite him as much as football. Poetry, too, it is rumoured' Looking Back

'Music seems to excite him as much as football. Poetry, too, it is rumoured'

Read an extract from the William Hill-nominated book Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius.

# book - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From The42 Cathal McCarron was grilled in a tense interview on Off the Ball tonight Controversy

Cathal McCarron was grilled in a tense interview on Off the Ball tonight

The Tyrone Gaelic footballer was asked about his relationship with an underage girl he met on Tinder.

# book - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Pics: Five images that tell the story of modern Ireland

Here are five images taken from 100 artworks that tell the story of a nation.

# book - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

# book - Sunday 30 October, 2016

# book - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Escaping a warzone in a wheelchair: This teen has turned her incredible story into a book

She is still waiting for her asylum approval to come through.

# book - Saturday 22 October, 2016

"It was a shock to the system": Cycling the Iron Curtain on a shopping bicycle

We spoke to Tim Moore about his journey.

# book - Sunday 11 September, 2016

From The42 'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

# book - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel RIP

Tributes paid to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel wrote tens of books and was a professor and Nobel Prize winner.

# book - Sunday 5 June, 2016

From The42 How are football and mathematics linked? Long Read

How are football and mathematics linked?

David Sumpter chats to The 42 about misguided football pundits, Leicester’s improbable success and Barcelona’s symmetrical beauty.

# book - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Open thread: Tell us your favourite book this year and you could win 10 books

The books are all on the shortlist for the International Dublin Literary Award.

# book - Friday 22 April, 2016

Pistorius family condemn book that alleges athlete beat Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius will most likely be sentenced in June over his girlfriend’s death.

# book - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

# book - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Censorship board bans book for the first time since 1998

It includes graphic descriptions of a child being raped.

# book - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Book by infamous Canadian serial killer removed from Amazon

Robert Pickton was convicted of murdering six women in 2007.

# book - Friday 22 January, 2016

'People tell me my book has changed their life'

Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.

Snow White book banned from Qatar school over 'sexual innuendo'

A complaint came from the father of a pupil.

# book - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Joe Duffy's book on Easter Rising children tops Christmas bestsellers list

Second on the list was Jim McGuinness’s memoir.

# book - Saturday 26 December, 2015

From The42 How Germany were literally made to sweat for the 2014 World Cup EXTRACT

How Germany were literally made to sweat for the 2014 World Cup

In his latest book, Raphael Honigstein looks back on the triumph.

# book - Thursday 24 December, 2015

From The42 The Secret Footballer on depression, his identity and why players are prone to losing millions Interview

The Secret Footballer on depression, his identity and why players are prone to losing millions

The ex-Premier League player chats to us about his new book.

# book - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

From The42 'If they win it again next year, I don’t think there'd be any doubt that they're the best ever' End Of Season

'If they win it again next year, I don’t think there'd be any doubt that they're the best ever'

Gavin McLaughin has released a new book about Dundalk’s all-conquering season.

From The Daily Edge People have fallen in love with this sweary colouring book for adults NSFW

People have fallen in love with this sweary colouring book for adults

All the relaxation, none of the cuteness.

# book - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From The42 Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse Looking Back

Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse

Tris Dixon chats to The42 about his book on the controversial American boxer.

# book - Sunday 13 December, 2015

PHOTOS: These views of Dublin from above are incredible Bird's Eye View This post contains images

PHOTOS: These views of Dublin from above are incredible

“Seen from the edge of an open aircraft door, the city below looks breathtaking.”