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    Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid: A Teenage Obsession with TV Sport

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    Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid charts, both hilariously and touchingly, sport's golden years on terrestrial television, recreating the halcyon days of 1980s British sport.
    ISBN: 9781909715615
    AuthorNige Tassell
    Pub Date06/09/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages308
    Availability: In Stock

    Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid chronicles the author's decade-long obsession with televised sport during his teenage years in the

    1980s. Charting similar waters to Nick Hornby's classic Fever Pitch, but with the hopeless devotion of a teenager faithfully following his

    team around the country replaced by the hopeless devotion of a teenager faithfully following sport (any sport) around the TV schedules.

    It is memoir intertwined with nostalgia, ruminations on the changing face of sport during this time, portraits of its heroes and villains, and

    reflections on teenagehood and impending adulthood.

    Sweet, wise and witty, Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid is a hymn to televised sport in the 1980s - as well as to the decade itself -

    combining humour, insight and poignancy to vividly depict the way sport can transcend the television screen to impact on wider life, hopes

    and ambitions.

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    Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid chronicles the author's decade-long obsession with televised sport during his teenage years in the

    1980s. Charting similar waters to Nick Hornby's classic Fever Pitch, but with the hopeless devotion of a teenager faithfully following his

    team around the country replaced by the hopeless devotion of a teenager faithfully following sport (any sport) around the TV schedules.

    It is memoir intertwined with nostalgia, ruminations on the changing face of sport during this time, portraits of its heroes and villains, and

    reflections on teenagehood and impending adulthood.

    Sweet, wise and witty, Butch Wilkins and the Sundance Kid is a hymn to televised sport in the 1980s - as well as to the decade itself -

    combining humour, insight and poignancy to vividly depict the way sport can transcend the television screen to impact on wider life, hopes

    and ambitions.