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White Hart Down. Reasons, Seasons, Lifetimes. An armchair athlete's memoir.

Fear. It’s a funny thing. Choosing the love of your life: favourite team or (fairy-tale) date. Whose side are you on?

White Hart Down is the new sports biography by Ian Cooper about acceptance of the past, letting go, mental health and disability.

We meet people in life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. They all teach us something, give us something. We don’t know when they will come or when they will leave; we fight to hold on, we fight to let go. The big question is figuring out ‘Why?’ White Hart Down is a memoir that asks you to pick a side in a quest for answers.

Ian Cooper was never late to a tackle on the field; who is the mystery lady that finally gets him to the ball off of it?

His story starts with an ambulance trip near a league football stadium and ends with the 2019 Champions League Final. In between, a lot of walls are built and a lot of promises are made. Some are easy to keep; others not that straightforward.

Deeply moving at times, hilarious at others, White Hart Down is a hugely insightful, intelligent, exquisitely crafted sporting memoir (first pick at school, or last) that everyone can relate to.

Published by: Self (Ian Cooper - on Amazon KDP)
ISBN: 9798656889124
Published: August 2020

Author Bio:
Ian Cooper is the author of Immortal Harlequin, the critically acclaimed biography of one of rugby's yesteryear legends, Adrian Stoop. He has spent over five decades playing as many sports as he can get his hands and feet around, to the amusement of everyone that knows him…mostly his teammates

Instagram: iancooper66

A beautiful story, beautifully told of a beautiful life well lived
A powerful book, deeply moving…you’ll laugh, you’ll cry
Dramatic and at times hilarious…sensitive, thoughtful and honest

Contact details:
Ian Cooper 07977 901009