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 isnÃ¢Â€Â™t far behind. Leicester CityÃ¢Â€Â™s triumph at odds of 5,000-1 in footballÃ¢Â€Â™s 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 isnÃ¢Â€Â™t much point chronicling something so fresh in the memory; you may as well hand out copies of last weekÃ¢Â€Â™s newspaper. Great events demand perspective, and perspective demands distance.
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