The Guardian and Observer recommend

5 December 2011


Frank Keating told Guardian readers last week
'Nor should you miss two sporting biogs of fabled British all-rounders, neither of which obviously had an earthly of making Hill's shortlist. Both tell life stories of lovely placid, uncomplicated men, happily spared from the remotest scintilla of mental torment. Each published at £18.99 by SportsBooks, Steve Lewis's dashing Boots & Spikes tells of Wales's rugby and sprinting ace of the 1950s, Ken Jones, and complements Mike Vockins's charming and exemplary monograph of the cricketer‑footballer Arthur Milton, last of England's double internationals.'

And Huw recommended Ken Jones - Boots & Spikes as one of his sports books for Christmas in Sunday's Observer
'A great two-sport predecessor, both Olympic sprint relay medallist and winning try-scorer last time Wales beat the All Blacks, is Ken Jones, who gets the biography he has long deserved in Steve Lewis's Ken Jones: Boots & Spikes (Sportsbooks £18.99). Specialised professionalism makes such feats almost inconceivable nowadays. '