Sports books 2016: The well-crafted works that trumped hasty cash-ins – Telegraph.co.uk
They say that journalism is the first draft of history, but these days the hasty cash-in book isnât far behind. Leicester Cityâs triumph at odds of 5,000-1 in footballâs Premier League was one of the finest sporting tales of this or any year. Barely six months on, it has inspired a volume of literature that would put Fanny Brawne to shame.
Leicester-themed books were hitting the shops within days. Unsurprisingly, many were not very good. There isnât much point chronicling something so fresh in the memory; you may as well hand out copies of last weekâs newspaper. Great events demand perspective, and perspective demands distance.