Two brothers


‘Two Brothers’ tells the story of a great sporting family, uncovering new details, exposing myths and placing Jack and Bobby Charlton in their historical context. It’s a book about two English footballers but also about English football and England itself. In later life Jack and Bobby didn’t get on and barely spoke but the lives of these very different brothers from the coalfield tells the story of late 20th-century English football: the tensions between flair and industry, between individuality and the collective, between right and left, between middle- and working-classes, between exile and home.

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