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WINNER OF THE MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR FICTION'Extraordinarily mature - technically as well as emotionally' Sunday TimesArthur Machin's life changes when he is picked for the Rugby league team in his local town. Once a struggling coal miner's son, now he can buy what he likes - a car, a fur coat for his widowed landlady, Mrs Hammond, who is becoming something more. But fame makes a mess of things. Machin is troubled by advances from the boss's wife, he challenges the sensibilities of the comfortable classes and struggles to understand why his success fails to impress Mrs Hammond.Gritty, full of ambition and anger, This Sporting Life is an unflinching and surgical dissection of one man's life and a rare foray onto the sports field in British fiction.






WINNER OF THE MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR FICTION'Extraordinarily mature - technically as well as emotionally' Sunday TimesArthur Machin's life changes when he is picked for the Rugby league team in his local town. Once a struggling coal miner's son, now he can buy what he likes - a car, a fur coat for his widowed landlady, Mrs Hammond, who is becoming something more. But fame makes a mess of things. Machin is troubled by advances from the boss's wife, he challenges the sensibilities of the comfortable classes and struggles to understand why his success fails to impress Mrs Hammond.Gritty, full of ambition and anger, This Sporting Life is an unflinching and surgical dissection of one man's life and a rare foray onto the sports field in British fiction.


Sport 1963 129 mins. 1 day ago  Neil Robertson was brilliant when winning the Tour Championship last week rather reminding me of that racing analogy about putting your horse away for the winter ahead of big spring targets. Rated the 25 best film of 1963 and 2116 in the greatest alltime movies according to RYM users. Drama sport. One of the finest British films ever made this benchmark of kitchensink realism follows the selfdefeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab.


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This Sporting Life Podcast. Amazon.com This Sporting Life Sport and Liberty in England 17601960 eBook Colls Robert Kindle Store. This Sporting Life is a 1963 British kitchen sink drama film directed by Lindsay Anderson. This Sporting Life Ive had the series saved to my library basically since it was released. Despite success on the field a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner. This Sporting Life might be set a hundred years after the Industrial Revolution kickstarted sport but it is clear that sport and industry still go together. A gritty depressing portrait of former coal miner Frank Machin Harris who.This Sporting Life. This Sporting Life. Other novels followed Flight . This Sporting Life Sandy Lyle. He presented the school with a special scroll signalling this years achievements. Rugby League is a kind of sporting heavy industry. This Sporting Life 1963 is the film which signalled the end of the British new wave.


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