Ungentlemanly Conduct

by Andy Dunn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/12/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 624
ISBN : 9781477219362
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 624
ISBN : 9781477219379

About the Book

Just thirteen months before the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, Brazil has been declared fi nancially bankrupt and has no alternative other than to withdraw from hosting the tournament. Faced with this unprecedented emergency, the thoroughly inept yet ruthlessly tyrannical President of the Global Confederation de Football, Horst Gasch, and his obtuse sidekick, Senior Vice President, Serge Le Planque, must fi nd another host nation… and fast. Both are zealous Anglophobes and are desperate to maintain their strategy of staging the tournament anywhere in the world . . . except England. Meanwhile, due the death of the local MP in extremely sordid circumstances, Alan “Boots” Boothroyd, football fanatic and manager of Sunday league team, overcomes a personal crisis by deciding to run for Parliament. After becoming sensationally elected, Boots stumbles across the debaucherous nocturnal pursuits of the country’s senior politicians. Armed with information that could bring down the government, Boots ingeniously maneuvers himself into an extraordinary position within the dark, sinister corridors of Westminster. On the fi eld, the English football team is in total disarray. Coached by a hapless manager and deprived of key players by the Premier League manager’s policy of “club before country,” the national team has suffered defeat after defeat in the matches leading up to the World Cup. When the tournament fi nally begins, Horst Gasch and the hierarchy of the Global Confederation de Football deviously conspire to engineer a humiliating exit for England. In response, Boots decides to fi ght back and do whatever it takes for England in her quest for a “Second Star” above the Three Lions Crest.

About the Author

Andy Dunn is a passionate England fan. He is one of the thirty million that have painfully endured England’s more-often-than-not premature exits from the World Cup. Despite the coming and going of several ‘Golden Generations’ of England players, Andy believes that a single semi-final since 1966 is scant reward for England’s ferociously loyal fans that are long overdue a victorious campaign on the World stage. Andy has a Doctorate in Engineering and lives with his wife and three daughters in Bedford. This is his first novel.