Two phat ladies

“Apart from capitalism itself, is there any cultural and economic manifestation in the world today as ubiquitous, powerful and globalized as football?” John Foot assesses two new studies of the game; just over ten years ago, Elizabeth Strout introduced readers to a frustrated maths teacher called Olive Kitteridge. The novelist speaks to Roz Dineen about bringing Olive back onto the scene; the famously over-the-top cookery show ‘Two Fat Ladies’ last graced our television screens twenty years ago. Anna Girling celebrates the legacy of this unlikely union

 

‘The Age of Football: The global game in the twenty-first century’ by David Goldblatt

‘Ultra: The underworld of Italian football’ by Tobias Jones

‘Olive, Again’ by Elizabeth Strout

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