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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
A variety of handbound embossed covers to choose from
Book made from newspaper headlines from 1963 onwards
The book is tabloid size at 31x38cm
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.
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John Harris23 Jun 2020
The story of George Best from beginning to end enough said.
Bartmag7929 Aug 2018
I bought this book for my dads 60th birthday and it was great. I was half expecting little A5 book with a few articles in it but when it arrived it was a huge book full of interesting articles about not only George Best but other stories that happened on the same day. It was made even better when I found out my dad was actually in the book!
panj29 Aug 2018
Bought this for my dad who was a huge fan of George Best as birthday gift. He was so pleased with it and has now put it with all his other memorabilia
peachy29 Aug 2018
Was impressed at the quality of the book and the delivery times. Would certainly recommend this site to friends and will be using it again.
A beautiful book with original illustrations delivered promptly - just what I had been hoping for.
- J M Turner
Wendy15 Apr 2021
Great gift for a football enthusiast.
Great gift for a football enthusiast.
Mr Birch14 Apr 2021
Fantastic gift for a birthday and good…
Fantastic gift for a birthday and good value for money.
Ann14 Apr 2021
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Really pleased with the personalised dinosaur book I had for my 1yr old neighbour! It’s so colourful and having his name everywhere possible is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure he will love it for many years to come.
Bruce Evans14 Apr 2021
Excellent book including further items…
Excellent book including further items I was not expecting, but were brilliant and very exciting to read, my friend who I bought the book for was in tears reading it. Well worth it and would recommend it
Annette O Connor14 Apr 2021
I bought 2 books for my grandchildren…
I bought 2 books for my grandchildren which I am delighted with. I love the personalisation of them. I knew they were going to be personalised but not to the extent that they were with their names on every page. The quality of the books is great as well. Each page is a lovely quality and hopefully childproof!! I received them very quickly in the post as well. I had both of them within 10 days and that included Easter and a weekend. Many thanks
margaret macnamara13 Apr 2021
Really really happy with book.......and…
Really really happy with book.......and i am sure as our great grandaughter grows up she will love it as well...so its off on its travels to denmark soon.
Felicity Jackson13 Apr 2021
Nice product but too late
The product is nice but the book arrived several days after the last delivery date it was supposed to (and without an apology or warning), so I missed occasion, despite having ordered it in plenty of time.
In the Book Team15 Apr 2021
Thank you for your review.
We are sorry to hear that your item was not delivered when stated.
Looking at your order, we can see that your item was dispatched on the 3rd working day of ordering on your chosen shipping service, Royal Mail 48. Due to the pandemic, Royal Mail have confirmed on their website that there are currently some disruptions in certain areas and therefore parcels might be delayed. To be in line with Royal Mail, we have stated on email confirmations that there is a slight possibility you may experience some orders being 1 or 2 days late during this pandemic. We do apologise for this, unfortunately this is something that is out of our control.
From your tracking information, this confirms that your item was delivered 2 working days later than we had originally quoted.
We hope upon receipt, you were happy with the product ordered.
Please do accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.
The In The Book Team
Claire Johnstone13 Apr 2021
Excellent easy to use website
Excellent easy to use website, book came quickly and looks amazing. Gave as a 70th present and they were very happy with it
Customer Helen12 Apr 2021
A special gift for the sports fan in your life
This is the second book I have bought as gifts and they have been a huge success. They are good quality, fast service and a very interesting different gift for an enthusiast.
Maureen Pringle12 Apr 2021
Great book for a football fanatic!!
I love this book I've bought for my husband's 60th later this year who is Newcastle United mad!!!! My only criticism would be that when I placed my order and wrote what I wanted printed I tried to place it so it would be central, but, when it came one of the lines wasn't, thankfully it still looks ok but as a company I thought you would of automatically centralised the printing especially for the price! I bought the most expensive one saying as it's for a special birthday. Good quick service and well packaged though.