Canoville book up for top award

Last updated : 11 December 2008 By Paul Lagan
Black and Blue the brilliant book about the life of Paul Canoville is in the running to scoop UK sport's best book competition.
The book, written by Chelsea's official historian Rick Glanvill tells the story of Chelsea's first black footballer.
It's a heart-warming and vivid account of a man who suffered intolerable racist abuse while plying his trade for Chelsea - from his own fans - and his courage to overcome serious health issues.
It fully deserves to be on the shortlist for best autobiography in the British Book Awards 2009 and I expect it to win.

Rick and Paul will find out the fate of this unmissable book when the announcement is made in march 2009.
It's available at all good bookshops, priced around £7.99.