Just A Simple Belfast Boy (Hardback)

By Brian Mawhinney


Book details

  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication date: 23rd Apr 2013
  • ISBN13: 9781849545327
  • Publisher size: Royal
  • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Illustrations: 8 pages

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Brian Mawhinney, now Baron Mawhinney of Peterborough, has led an extraordinary life by anyone’s standards. Born into a conservative Christian family in Belfast his life and career were continuously informed by the values of the gospel. However, his path was to take him far beyond his simple Belfast background and the legal or medical career his parents envisaged for him, and to the heights of British politics as a Government minister, and then to the heart of football administration as Chairman of the Football League. Written with his ten grandchildren in mind (to help them “understand your grandpa a little better”, Mawhinney’s memoirs capture at once the history of recent British politics and football, and the essential decency of the author.

Daily Mail

“[An] Engaging life story...”

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David Finkelstein, The Times

“This is a man who knows how to tell a story...”

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David Blunkett

“This book combines two of the most all-consuming passions of those who are hooked. Hooked on football and, as with myself and Brian Mawhinney, hooked on politics.”

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Church Times

“[W]ritten in an easy, conversational style. It is a good read.”

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