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My Gentleman Jim

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

£15.99 £12.99

  • Author Name: Bryony Hill
  • Publication Date: 28/10/2015
  • Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781910508930

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STAFF PICK: A sensitively-handled look at the marriage between Bryony and Jimmy Hill; a celebration of a happy life spent together, and an candid examination of the damage that dementia can do. Poignant, sad, yet ultimately uplifting. Definitely recommended. [Jane Rowland, Ops Director]

Jimmy Hill, footballing legend, known for his punditry, his charisma and his chin. End of story? Far from it, as his wife Bryony eloquently shows in this fascinating insight into her multi-talented husband.

Starting his career playing for Brentford and then Fulham, Jimmy went on to become involved in the game at many other levels, being the man who introduced 3 points for a win and removed the maximum wage cap for footballers – as well as the only ex-professional player to be manager, director, managing director and chairman.

Jimmy Hill’s mark on football is undisputed. But did you know that he was also, in his day, a keen golfer, huntsman, indefatigable charity fundraiser – and even songwriter. Arsenal and Coventry both have Jimmy to thank for their club songs!

Sadly, in his latter years, Jimmy has succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease, and Bryony finishes this candid but loving tribute by describing the devastating effect this has had on both their lives.

‘Jimmy Hill is an iconic figure. His forthright opinions and desire to implement change made a difference to our lives.’ Roy Hodgson.

5 reviews for My Gentleman Jim

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): I dipped into the new book over the weekend and wanted to congratulate you on a fine piece of writing!
    It flows well and is easy and fun to read.

    Well done. I am sure that it will not disappoint those who buy it and read the book. I expect it will be a popular Christmas present for a lot of footie fans

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): A real moving and beautifully written book by Bryony Hill. Have dipped in and out of it and find it fascinating . A man of many talents – football and modern footballers owe him such a lot. Do get it for Christmas – you’ll love it !

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): Started by dipping in and out then read whole book in one sitting. So well written and easy to read, plan to read it again. In my opinion, the content appeals to both men and women and would be a great Christmas gift.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): Even from someone who doesn’t know one end of a football from another, this is a great book and a good read. Of course, Jimmy Hill is more than simply a well-known footballer commentator. Read the book to find out!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Book Guild

    (From Amazon): Fantastic read, couldn’t put it down. Such love shown for each other. There is so much more to such an iconic man. Would make an excellent Christmas gift! Bryony has a real gift, when it comes to writing.

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