November 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm

City Library

Jonathan Wilson and Professor Brian Ward

Two Brothers

Guardian football journalist Jonathan Wilson will be joined by Professor Brian Ward to discuss the story of Jack and Bobby Charlton, and a family that characterised English football for decades.

A Times Sports Book of the Year, Two Brothers tells a story of social history as well as two of the most famous football players of their generation.

In later life Jack and Bobby didn’t get on and barely spoke but the lives of these very different brothers from the coalfield tell the story of late twentieth-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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