Shot and a Ghost: a year in the brutal world of professional squash

Funny, sad and uplifting, Shot and a Ghost lifts the lid on a year in the life of James Willstrop, one of the world's top squash players.

As critical of himself as of others, he talks openly about his relationship with father and coach, Malcolm; the devastating death of his mother, Lesley; and his fierce and often acrimonious rivalry with fellow Yorkshireman Nick Matthew. A must for sports fans. More

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James Willstrop - profile
Yorkshire's James Willstrop reached world squash No 1 in January 2012.

James Willstrop v Nick Matthew rivalry
England's top two players and two of the world's finest have had a career-long rivalry. In this rally - from their memorable clash at Canary Wharf in 2010 - the two Yorkshireman slug it out once more.


Andrew Jones reviewed on Feb. 20, 2012
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Exceptional and rare, written in the athlete's true voice. James is a talented writer, a bit of a tortured sole, and of course a gifted squash player. If you have any interest in the world of professional squash, this is must read.
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