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Cover of Tales of South American Football

Passion, revolution and glory


For many, South America epitomises most of what we love about football. Tales of South American Football - Passion, Revolution and Glory by Jorge Knijnik weaves the fabric of culture and sport in 13 chapters that give the reader a path into the region's modern history and social realities. 

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It was 50 years ago today!

It was 50 years ago today!


Forget Sgt Pepper! 50 years ago today the indomitable Rale Rasic guided a bunch of part-timers to the 1974 World Cup in West Germany when Jimmy Mackay scored the goal, against South Korea in Hong Kong, that was enough to get Australia to its first World Cup finals. 
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50 years of being a sports journalist

50 years of being a sports journalist


Hell for Leather is Phil's autobiography and traces not just Phil's life but more than 50 years of Australian sporting history. Cricket, rugby league, Aussie Rules, rugby, football, racing, tennis. 
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Ten short stories about 'football people'

Ten short stories about 'football people'


The second of our football books released in March is available now. When Mum and Dad See Me Kick from Stuart Thomas comprises ten thoughtfully crafted short stories that demonstrate that the 'beautiful game' is home to the world's biggest community. 
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Football double-header this month!

Football double-header this month!


Join us for the launch of When Mum and Dad See Me Kick by Stuart Thomas and The Yawning Giant by Mark Bowman at Gleebooks, 181a Glebe Point Road, Glebe on Tuesday March 28th, 2023.
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Vale Pelé: A champion on and off the pitch

Vale Pelé: A champion on and off the pitch


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Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Craig Goodwin

Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Craig Goodwin


The second of our exclusive extracts on Australia's World Cup goalscorers - this time Craig Goodwin.
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Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mathew Leckie

Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mathew Leckie


An exclusive extract on Mathew Leckie, 2022 World Cup goalscorer, from the Encyclopedia of Socceroos Centenary Edition 1922 to 2022 by Andrew Howe.
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Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mitch Duke

Australia's 2022 World Cup goalscorers: Mitch Duke


We profile Mitchell Duke, goalscorer against Tunisia at the 2022 World Cup, with an extract from Andrew Howe's Encyclopedia of Socceroos Centenary Edition.
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A 'Mastermind' test for author Andrew Howe

A 'Mastermind' test for author Andrew Howe


We put the author of the 'Encyclopedia of Socceroos', Andrew Howe, to the test with a 'Mastermind'-style quiz.
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November is World Cup month at Fair Play Publishing!

November is World Cup month at Fair Play Publishing!


40 days to go to the 2022 World Cup, and 40 days until we unleash our World Cup book offerings.
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Seeking Emerging Women Writers

Seeking Emerging Women Writers


Emerging Women Writers initiative as part of the 2023 Football Writers Festival.
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100 Years Ago Today

100 Years Ago Today


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Big month for a small publisher

Big month for a small publisher


For a small, independent publisher, May was a big month. We had two books rolling off the presses and out into really good bookstores everywhere.
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Burning Ambition lights a fire for football football fans 100 years later

Burning Ambition lights a fire for football football fans 100...


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Socceroos turn 100 in June and we're celebrating!

Socceroos turn 100 in June and we're celebrating!


Vegemite, Yankee Stadium, Vitamin D tablets, comic books, centre court at Wimbledon, the blender, and the BBC. Just some of the objects and institutions of our lives that turn 100 this year - along with the team we now know and love as the Socceroos. Join us as we celebrate with a book and football in the pub!
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Reading for Young Adults

Reading for Young Adults


Emeritus Professor John Maynard on Michael Fiddian's debut novel, The End of the Game.
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How much do you love reading?

How much do you love reading?


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Welcome to 2022

Welcome to 2022


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Happy 100th Wynnum Wolves!

Happy 100th Wynnum Wolves!


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