This Sporting Life - David Storey 1960 - Longmans, London - First Edition First edition of this classic, gritty, partly autobiographical tale of rugby in the working class North of England. The first novel by Storey, the son of a miner, a former professional Rugby League player, playwright and screenwriter.

The basis for the brilliant Oscar-nominated 1963 British film of the same name starring Richard Harris.
  References: Book Collector No.287 (p32-62) 'The Sixties’.

Octavo (book size 19.5 x 13 cm) pp. [6] 256 [2]. Publisher’s grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust jacket with top of the 16/- net showing to price-clipped lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Near fine, small bump to upper edge of front board, and some rubbing to tail of spine, in very good price-clipped dust jacket, lightly rubbed to corners and spine ends, two small spots to front and rear panel, modicum of toning to spine.   Ref: 109501   Price: HK$ 2,500