Ramblings of a bookworm
Hint: It's not the sort of book I usually read - you should know, Paul.
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!
I'll bet we aren't talking American 'football' here. :<)
Is it Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea? And if so, the contest is fishing! Not my cup of tea, either :)
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.
What a neat idea for a post! Hope you don't mind me borrowing this sometime.
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.
I was too late to join in but it's a good idea.
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.
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
Of course! Sir Matt Busby. I knew there was someone else, I just couldn't think of his name.
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