Thursday, May 15, 2008

Who is this "Old Man"?

My husband took this photo of the book he was reading this morning when he was trying out my camera. See if you can identify the book and the name of the "Old Man".

Hint: It's not the sort of book I usually read - you should know, Paul.

10 comments:

Sam. said...

I can't quite work out who the "old Man" is meant to be, but I have discovered, through a bit of judicious internet searching, that the book is Bobby Charlton's autobiography!

Nan - said...

I'll bet we aren't talking American 'football' here. :<)

Gentle Reader said...

Is it Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea? And if so, the contest is fishing! Not my cup of tea, either :)

BooksPlease said...

Sam, you are brilliant. It is indeed from "Sir Bobby Charlton:the Autobiography".

Nan, yes you are completely right - it is not American football!

Gentle Reader, sorry it's not the Old Man and the Sea.

Two more hints: the sub-title of the book is "My Manchester United Years" and the Old Man was a Knight of the Realm and Scottish.

John Mutford said...

What a neat idea for a post! Hope you don't mind me borrowing this sometime.

BooksPlease said...

John, glad you like it. I'll look forward to seeing your version.

Answer to the question coming soon - I should have offered a prize - maybe next time.

zetor said...

I was too late to join in but it's a good idea.

Cath said...

Is the 'Old Man' Sir Alf Ramsey? I don't know what makes me think that as I'm not even remotely a football fan.

BooksPlease said...

Cath, no it wasn't Sir Alf.

I'm a football fan of sorts - living with football fans all my life it sort of seeps into my brain and I do watch it now and then - like last Sunday's match.

The 'Old Man' was the Manchester United manager from 1945-1969 and 1970-1971 Sir Matt Busby. For more information on Sir Matt see

Wikipedia and Manchester United Legends

Cath said...

Of course! Sir Matt Busby. I knew there was someone else, I just couldn't think of his name.