TSB – Confessions of an Ex-Hooker (Aged 66 & a half)

 

by Trevor Stott-Briggs

Recommended by John Short – Father of ex Saints Player Christian,

One of the beneficiaries of the proceeds from the book is the TSB Fund for injured Rugby Players which reflects the support for that Trevor got  from the rugby community to fund his rehabilitation when his insurance did not pay for certain type of rehabilitation.  This may assist in setting up a foundation for amateur players similar to that for professional ones as in the restart rugby one (http://restartrugby.org.uk/).  This goal is justification for foregoing a few drinks to fund the purchase of the book by all the rugby community.

This is a story of a life-changing incident that could happen to any of us, at any time. Well, perhaps we are not all crazy like TSB to be playing rugby at age 63, but if and when an accident takes away your ability to be independent, you have a lot of time on your hands (so to speak) to reflect on a life (in TSB’s case) of a life well lived. Memories of music and humour obviously haunted Trevor’s thoughts during his long recovery, and they are shared with the reader interactively by the use of many QR codes, those funny looking square barcodes. QR stands for ‘quick response’ and when scanned by smart phone, give the reader access to all the music and humorous sketches from TSB’s past life. This is more than just a funny, self-deprecating look at life from a pretty funny first-time novelist. It is a book that will make you reflect on your own life, better appreciate and be thankful for the friends and family whose paths crossed yours, and possibly rekindle some of your own musical and humorous memories. Cars and rugby are two of the main themes in the book, and even though I personally care very little about either of these, I came to appreciate them both more through the reading of this book. TSB writes about both in this book with a passion born from knowledge and experience. It’s a fast paced read. It’ll make you laugh and think about your own life just a little differently.

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