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22/11/2011

New George Best Book - George Best will not be playing today - signing by George's sister Barbara



George Best's sister, Barbara McNarry, will be in Manchester over the anniversary of George's death to do some signings of the new book "George Best Will Not Be Playing Today". 

Dates are as follows:

Friday 25th-1430 hours Waterstone's Bury
Saturday 26th 1000-1200 hours Mega Store Old trafford
Sunday 27th 1100-1300 hours WH Smith Arndale
Sunday 27th 1400 hours Waterstone's Trafford Centre
 
 


Book available to order here:
http://www.joinMUST.org/amazon/1903688922 
 
Synopsis:
George Best was and remains one of the most charismatic and iconic heroes in the history of international sport. The football scout who discovered him called him a genius. Sir Alex Ferguson said he was fantastic. For Johnny Giles he was ‘The most naturally gifted player I have ever seen. Pelé called him, simply, ‘the greatest’.

Following his death in November 2005, many fans, famous and not so famous from around the world, came out in overwhelming numbers to put pen to paper to express the love and respect they had for him. Many of those sentiments are the core of this publication. GEORGE BEST WILL NOT BE PLAYING TODAY poignantly illustrates the heartfelt and worldwide affection with which George is remembered.  The sincere appreciation of prominent figures in the world of sport, television, religion, politics and royalty, including most notably Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eamonn Holmes, Sir Michael Parkinson, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and of course the great Pelé, for whom George himself had the utmost respect, is featured.

But every bit as moving and important are the tributes and the memories of the ‘ordinary’ fans – people of all ages and from all walks of life who recall the Belfast Boy with such deep and abiding affection and admiration. Many of these messages, poems and drawings were left at makeshift shrines in the days following his death, on websites and in books of condolence. Some are powerful, some are poignant, some are humorous; what they all have in common is that they come from the heart.

What makes this book so different from the many others prompted by George’s story is the voice it gives to admirers right across the spectrum. From those who knew George Best as a close friend to those who never met him but felt, nonetheless, inspired by his peerless football skills and glittering career. The result is a powerful and evocative testimony to the memory of a footballer who gloriously captured the imagination of the sporting world. 
This book is, in every sense, the BEST of all tributes. 
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