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Keith Farnsworth

A Sheffield Boy

A Sheffield Boy

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An absorbing essay in autobiography from the pen of one of South Yorkshire’s leading historians and football writers, A?Sheffield Boy is representative of an entire generation, an intriguing insight into a Sheffield which has long since disappeared.

Keith Farnsworth writes from the heart with the humour and honesty of an inverterate romantic who, despite a background and circumstances which were often far from ideal, finally achieved success and fulfilment as a writer and journalist.

Whether recalling his grandfather’s mysterious disapperance at sea, or the injustice of being expelled from school, A Sheffield Boy tells a colourful and entertaining tale of life in this great city after the Second World War.

About the Author

Keith Farnsworth was born in Sheffield in May 1938 and spent the first ten years of his working life in a variety of jobs before becoming a newspaperman when he joined the Morning Telegraph at the age of 25.

He was the paper's sports editor from January 1971 to August 1976, and later edited Quality, the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce journal, for eight years. Since 1988 he has covered football for the Daily Telegraph.

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