Adrian Tempany con And the Sun Shines Now: How Hillsborough and the Premier League Changed Britain
WINNER OF THE NEW WRITER AWARD AT THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE, THE GORDON BURN PRIZE AND FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE CROSS SPORTS BOOK AWARDS
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And the Sun Shines Now is a book about why Hillsborough happened, and how the flawed response to the disaster created a 'whole new ball game' but destroyed a culture. The Taylor Report. All-seater stadia. Police lies. Political neglect. Murdoch. The oligarchs. And an FA plan to gentrify football. But what happens when you take the people's game away from the people? What happens to the game, and what happens to the people? Powerful, funny, soulful and brutal, Adrian Tempany's acclaimed book exposes the real cost of the modern game . . . and the forces that shaped it.
The most important book about modern football I've ever read. (David Peace)
And the Sun Shines Now, the superb new book by Adrian Tempany, deconstructs the dramatic changes that have taken place in English football in the 25 years since the Hillsborough disaster. (Dan Davies Esquire)
This is a bold, important, honest, gripping, authoritative book that takes us to the dark heart of how Britain works. It's also brilliantly written . . . This book is not just an examination of the state of football but an attempt by Tempany to work out what happened to him and to Britain - and more surprisingly, what we can do about it. (Frank Cottrell Boyce Observer)
‘Even the widest ranging truth commission wouldn’t call to account all the forces responsible for Hillsborough and what happened to football afterwards. This brave book does that.’ (Andy Beckett Guardian)
‘It is impossible not to be moved by the personal perspective Tempany brings. Anyone who loves football should read this. It is important, thorough, fiercely argued, meticulously researched and speaks much truth to power.’ (Simon Humphreys Mail on Sunday)
'If you love football, if you like it, or have ever been in a pub while an England game was on, read this book. It’s history... Not the version of history written by the winners, the authorities or the rich who love the financial potential of the football industry and have somehow confused that with a love of the game. This is history as it should be written. ' (Kelly Welles The Football Ramble)
Football is broken...There is, as Adrian Tempany argues in his searing polemic And the Sun Shines Now, hope...And the Sun Shines Now is not the first book to offer a counter-narrative to this lazy, Whig interpretation of post-Hillsborough history. Nor is it the first to observe that several babies - affordable tickets, loyalty, atmosphere, tradition, history, communal solidarity - were thrown out with the bathwater. But it is certainly the most thought-provoking. As it is written by a Hillsborough survivor - the book opens with a devastating first-hand account of the crush - it carried enormous resonance. (Anthony Clavane New Statesman)
The Hillsborough disaster changed football, paving the way for the money-spinning behemouth that mirrors modern Britain. This poignant book explores how and why. (SPORT)
Adrian Tempany is a Liverpool supporter and a journalist who has written for the Observer and the Financial Times.