The Last Taboo

The Last Taboo

By David Kerby-Kendall

Sam Hatchington lost his virginity at a bus stop (‘bit of a disaster; bus came before I did’).

Since then, with the help of Old Thomas, his inspirational new friends and Gran (the connoisseur of footballers’ bottoms), he has turned his life around. Now, fifteen years and seven girlfriends later, he must risk his career and all that he has achieved in order to be honest with himself - and the public - about his love for another man. Because Sam - eternal optimist, book lover, survivor of a deprived South London estate and an abusive father - is also an England footballer and the ‘wrong’ decision would create a furious media frenzy...

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Title: The Last Taboo
Author: David Kerby-Kendall
Paperback: 374 pages
Product Dimensions: 5.06 x 7.81 in or 198 x 129 mm
Publisher: Whiteley Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 978-1-908586-55-1
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The beautiful game, beautifully written ., 14 Aug 2014


By BookLover (Surrey, UK)
This review is from: The Last Taboo (Paperback)
What a lovely story. Warm characters, believable plot, thought provoking ideas and laugh out loud moments. Plus, plot points and twists and turns I really didn't see coming. In an age where not much really is taboo anymore, the author has tackled the subject with sensitivity and honesty. It is ludicrous and impossible that currently not a single premiership footballer is openly gay in this country. Hopefully this book will be read by players and fans alike and might start to make the field a little more open (pun intended). Read this book, and tell everyone else you know about it too.

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Loved this book, 13 Aug 2014

By Amazon Customer
This review is from: The Last Taboo (Paperback)
Loved this book. What I know about football could be written on the head of a pin using marker pen but I'm an expert on terrible relationships, drinking quite a lot of wine and making ill judged revelations so felt right at home within these pages.
Warm, funny and profound, can't recommend it highly enough.

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What a debut!, 5 Aug 2014

By Ben Peyton "Ben Peyton" (London.)
This review is from: The Last Taboo (Paperback)
I usually read action thrillers by authors such as Matthew Reilly, Andy McDermott and Boyd Morrison, but stumbled upon this whilst browsing Amazon's books. I'm a football fan and the story seemed an intriguing one, so I took the plunge and I am so pleased that I did.

This is, without doubt, one of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading.

We follow our hero, Sam, from an early age where we watch him struggle with girls, an abusive father and the unusual combination of footballing talent and intelligence. Sorry if that last one offends, but there are far more David Beckhams than Graham le Sauxs out there.

Sam's footballing ability is noticed by some talent scouts and his rise to the top of English football is expertly linked with all aspects of his social life by author David Kerby-Kendall to bring us a ridiculously good debut novel.

With wit, warmth, charm and a skill not expected from a first time author, Sam's story is joyous, tragic, uplifting and brutal and should have you turning those pages long into the night.

David Kerby-Kendall has created something outstanding here and I urge you to read this book. You will not be disappointed.

Thank you, David. I've no idea how you will top this book, but I look forward to your next.