My Gentle Jim: A Love Story


By: Bryony Hill
February 2016
Book Guild
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781910508930
212 Pages, Illustrated
$42.50 Hardcover


Jimmy Hill, footballing legend, known for his punditry, his charisma and his chin... End of story? Far from it, as his with Bryony eloquently shows in this fascinating insight into her multi-talented husband.

Starting his career playing for Brentford and then Fulham, Jimmy went on to become involved in the game at many other levels, being the man who introduced 3 points for a win and removed the maximum wage cap for footballers - as well as the only ex-professional player to be manager, director, managing director and chairman.

Jimmy Hill's mark on football is undisputed. But did you know that he was also, in his day, a keen golfer, equestrian, indefatigable charity fundraiser-and even a songwriter? Arsenal and Coventry both have Jimmy to thank for their club songs!

Sadly in his latter years, Jimmy has succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease and Bryony finishes this loving tribute by describing the devastating effect it has had on their lives.