James Worthy / James Worthy – Liverpool

James Worthy – Liverpool

James Worthy – Liverpool

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About the book

James’ father was born in Liverpool, and he raised his son to love the city unconditionally, especially Liverpool FC, one of the world’s oldest football clubs. For many years, father and son regularly sat shoulder to shoulder in the stands, the last occasion being when Liverpool FC played at home against Huddersfield Town on 26 April 2019. That was the last football game they attended together, although neither knew that at the time. The score was 5-0.

A year after his father’s death, James returns to Liverpool, searching for solace and memories. He also hopes to find a ruse for scattering his father’s ashes secretly on the grass of Anfield.

Press on Liverpool:

‘There aren't many examples of so much love in one book. Fantastic.’ – Frits Spits, author

‘Concise, beautiful requiem for Worthy’s father. A must-read.’ – NRC Handelsblad

‘An elegy to a father. A moving book. Wonderfully written. With splendid sentences.’ – Ruth Joos, television programme Brommer op zee


JAMES WORTHY (b. 1980) is a writer and columnist for Revu and Libelle, among others. He has previously published various novels.

© Keke Keukelaar

Additional book information

  • Non-fiction
  • ISBN 9789400408876
  • Number of pages: 192
  • World rights: Thomas Rap
  • Price: €21,99
  • English sample available