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'The football book of the year' Ian Herbert, Independent Thierry Henry - gifted, charismatic and a genuinely world-class footballer - has passed into Arsenal legend as the hero of a team that finally ended Manchester United's dominance. But as he approached the autumn of his career, Thierry's crown began to slip - from the infamous 'Hand of Gaul' incident to a dismal World Cup 2010 campaign. Suddenly, a player who Arsene Wenger once dubbed 'the greatest striker ever', a man who had spent his career at the very top of the game, began to learn how lonely such a position could be. Drawing from numerous interviews and impeccable sources, as well as his own observations over the course of Henry's entire career, award-winning author Philippe Auclair has produced the most complete portrait of the Arsenal hero ever to be written. Clear-eyed, lyrical and passionately argued, Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top is as raw, shocking and thought-provoking as it is celebratory of Henry's outstanding flair and talent. 'Superb ...a thoroughly recommended read' James Olley, Evening Standard 'Illuminated by finely turned phrases and vivid insights' Richard Williams, Guardian Sports Books of the Year
Philippe Auclair has been France Football's and RMC Radio's UK correspondent for over a decade, and is a prolific freelance journalist on both sides of the Channel. In 2009 he wrote the critically acclaimed and prize-winning Cantona: The Rebel Who Would Be King. He is also a regular contributor to The Blizzard magazine, and a bestselling author in his native France. He lives in London.
Long-listed for William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2013.