Tom English is a freelance journalist who specialises in rugby. Having been forced to retire from the game because of a knee injury he has covered club, pro-team and international rugby for Scotland on Sunday, the Sunday Herald, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.
Books by Tom English
The Grudge: Two Nations, One Match, No Holds Barred
Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2010. The Grudge brilliantly recaptures a day that has gone down in history – when a rugby match became more than a game. This is the real story of an extraordinary conflict, told with astounding insight and unprecedented access to key players, coaches and supporters on both sides (Will Carling, Ian McGeechan, Brian Moore and the rest). A gripping account of a titanic struggle that thrusts the reader right into the heart of the action.
‘The finest book written on the tournament … English has produced an absolutely outstanding work, weaving in the strands of history, politics, sociology, dislike and tactical nous, which makes the game probably the most remarkable ever played in the grand old tournament. The insights provided into the minds and roles of Jim Telfer and Brian Moore are worth the price alone’ – The Times
World Rights: Yellow Jersey Press
Film Option: Bedlam Productions
Behind the Lions: Playing Rugby for the British and Irish Lions With Stephen Jones, David Barnes and Nick Cain
For 125 years the British & Irish Lions have stood out as a unique emblem in world sport; steeped in history and tradition while maintaining a vibrant standing in the modern era. Behind the Lions sees four esteemed rugby writers from each of the Home Nations delve to the very heart of what it means to be a Lion, interviewing a vast array of former tourists to uncover the passion, pride and honour experienced when wearing the famous red jersey.
Publication Date: Autumn 2012
World Rights: Polaris Publishing
Tom English is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan – email@example.com