Four Hundred Words at Five-Thirty with 'Nannies': Inside the Lost World of Sports Journalism

Four Hundred Words at Five-Thirty with 'Nannies': Inside the Lost World of Sports Journalism

by Peter Bills

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Peter Bills has spent the past 40 years writing about rugby for newspapers in Britain and around the world. He now shares his extraordinary experiences from a career blessed with an indecent amount of fun, unleashing a barrage of anecdotes and lifting the lid on the hidden world of sports writing—on the characters, stars, and their amazing stories. As a leading freelance writer, Peter learned the wiliest tricks of his trade. Whether conning French police, dashing between airports, or collecting crazy interviews, his life has been an incredible series of escapades. The 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s were the halcyon days of sports journalism, when reporters could rove worldwide with a typewriter and a license to set the sporting agenda. Peter Bills has been an ever-present observer throughout rugby's greatest era, collaborating on the autobiographies of many of its greatest stars. His own behind-the-scenes memoir is informative, irreverent, and hugely entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785310942
Publisher: Pitch Publishing
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Peter Bills has covered rugby internationally for the Times, the Daily Mail, and the Independent News & Media group. A former editor of Rugby World, Peter is the author of Rucking & Rolling, a history of Test rugby, and has collaborated on the autobiographies of Gareth Edwards, Willie John McBride, Jean-Pierre Rives, David Campese, and Bill McLaren.

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