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Through headlines and pictorials, you can relive the career of the man Pelé called “the greatest footballer in the world”.
Personalise the cover with Any Name
Incredible newspaper coverage of the life of George Best from 1963 onwards
A variety of handbound embossed covers to choose from
The book is tabloid size at 31x38cm
Gift box available to protect your book long-term
Quite possibly the greatest British footballer of all-time, George Best’s career and personal life were absolutely packed with incredible highs and devastating lows. Best’s early years were spent winning the European Cup, being crowned European footballer of the year and finishing as Manchester United’s top goalscorer for five years running, and this great success on the pitch was mirrored by his lifestyle off it, achieving celebrity status, appearing on Top of the Pops and dating Miss World. However, the extravagant lifestyle that was almost as famous as his skill with a football would ultimately lead to his downfall, with his later years plagued by alcoholism, divorce and money troubles. All the key moments of a legendary footballing life are presented through newspaper clippings here in this fantastic bespoke piece of George Best memorabilia.
Personalise your George Best book with a special message on the title page. Choose between cover options and emboss a name in gold to make this the perfect present for any fan of the “beautiful boy” and the “beautiful game”.
How to Personalise Your George Best Book
This edition is available in a green leatherette cover with the option to emboss with the recipient’s name, or in black luxury leather, which is already embossed in gold. Also add a unique message to feature on the book’s inside title page.
Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re an open book when it comes to feedback! So let us know how your experience was? From finding the book you were looking for to making it personal, every little detail is important, so we can learn and perfect your shopping experience for the next time you return!
John Harris23 Jun 2020
The story of George Best from beginning to end enough said.
Fabulous, such a beautiful book with personalisation; my granddaughter will love it
- Hannan Al-Tahan
Nichola Cuming31 Jul 2021
Very disappointed in the book
Very disappointed in the book, misleading certificate on title page looks like a small sticker I could have placed on myself, poor value for money- quick dispatch was the best bit
MT29 Jul 2021
Constant calls about delivery
Constant calls about delivery. The people on the phone actually have no control over when an item gets sent out so it was just constantly false information. I actually didn’t need the item after it arrived late, but I couldn’t stand speaking to them on the phone again to go over the refund process which they probably would have not allowed as it was personalised.
Really bad experience
In the Book Team30 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review.
We have looked into your order details and can see that the operators tried to assist as best as they could under the circumstances.
Your order was placed late on the 14th meaning that officially this would go into production on Thursday the 15th and was therefore quoted delivery between the 16th and 20th which does include production time as well as delivery due to the bespoke nature of this product. You then requested to have this delivered by the 16th giving us a day to process the order when we usually allow between 1-2 working days for production so when you upgraded the order it did cause some confusion but despite the inconvenience caused, we tried our very best to process the order as quickly as possible which was then delivered on the Saturday which is not a guaranteed day for delivery.
With that in mind and the time frame in which we were given (less than a day to process the personalised gift) your order was processed and despatched with delivery being one day later than expected, we are so pleased to hear that after every effort made, you have received a really bad experience.
We can confirm that a refund has been processed a gesture for the difference paid for your delivery.
Kindest regards In the Book.
Carl Palmer27 Jul 2021
Quality product. Very quick delivery
Kevin McGaughy27 Jul 2021
Ordered and paid for a book for my…
Ordered and paid for a book for my mother, promised delivery was july 16-21. Today is the 26th and your website has no info on my order, nothing, and obviously no delivery. Yet, my bank account clearly shows a $99.98 payment to inthebook on july 7, 2021. Update: Inthebook contacted me the next morning, updated me on the shipping and my mother’s book arrived the next day. She’s 84 and it’s been awhile since I’ve seen her tears of joy. All’s well that ends well. Thank you, and I’ve updated my review to reflect 5 stars.
In the Book Team28 Jul 2021
Thank you for your review.
We can see that you have contacted our customer service team who have provided your tracking information and a screenshot of your expected delivery which is now showing as delivered as of July 27, 2021 at 11:26 am.
The website does provide your order information when you enter your email address and full zip code, if that is unsuccessful we do provide our contact information within your email confirmation.
Due to the delay in delivery we have requested a refund for your delivery cost and hope that this will go towards an apology. If you need any further assistance, please email us at [email protected]
Kind regards In the Book.
John lilley26 Jul 2021
Ordered a personalised book for my 4…
Ordered a personalised book for my 4 year old grandsons birthday, i included a message inside , the encyclopaedia had some very informative bits of information , and bright colours. A nice personalised present to keep.
Very happy with it