1966 - the year of English sporting legend. But, those 12 months witnessed so much more than the all-important 30 July at Wembley. This book revisits the time, recreates the atmosphere, talks to those who were there (at Wembley and beyond), and builds a picture of what we argued over, ate, worried about, listened to, wore and watched in 1966.
Paul Weaver is a sports writer on the Guardian. He joined the Sussex Express in 1970, worked for Hayters and then the Southend Evening Echo, where he won a number of awards. He became cricket correspondent of the News of the World (1979) and the Daily Mirror (1986) before joining Today as senior sports writer (1989). He has written for the Guardian since 1992. Bruce Talbot is deputy sports editor at the Brighton Argus. Their The Longest Journey was published in April 2004.