Author : Jenny Heaton
Comments : A well written, well illustrated handbook with lots of up to the minute advice from the former England Junior Jenny Cornock, a fellow Brummy. But there again I may be biased.
Author : Richard McAfee
Comments : An impressive well written coaching book. Good explanations and good techniques. I would have enjoyed seeing some action photos from the top players, which I find helps to enthuse and excite the beginners.
Author : Mitsuru Jojima
Comments : A translation from the Japanese original of 2007 to commemorate the life of one of the all time greats of TT. The book is full of stories, yarns, and is a very good read. I don’t know if the original had any photos, this one certainly doesn’t, and I can’t help feeling that there are so many excellent photos of this Superstar and this would transform this book to an even better level.
Author : Larry Hodges
Comments : A compilation of various yarns, stories, tips and quotes from the pen of one of the top US coaches. Sound advice and an interesting read. Why do I have this phobia about books having no photographs or even inadequate ones? Surely in 2009 you could reasonably expect to see colour photos?
Author : Henry Winkler and Liz Oliver
Comments : See notes on Biblio. No. 304. published in the US in 2005. Good Fun.
Author : Dan Olsen with Kyongsook Kim
Comments : A new approach most certainly. Some good well thought out theories, and as you might assume from the title a systematic strategy that would benefit most players. You would think that with a monster 525 pages there might be room for a few photos. The book mentions visualisation as a powerful tool, I agree. So, where are the photographs?
Author : Robert Szentgyorgy
Comments : Interesting short biographies ofall the great Hungarian World Champions. It wasn’t until I saw them all listed out that I quite appreciated what a large part Hungary played in the development of our sport.
Author : Jens Fellke
Comments : An illuminating book by the Swedish journalist who is also the PR Manager for ESN Elastomer, the German TT rubber producing company. The book details the history of our sport over the ‘speed glue’ era, and how ESN was developed. Also a fascinating biography of Jurgen Persson, the Peter Pan of modern TT. Very Absorbing.
Author : Wieslaw Pieta
Comments : A Polish book translated into English. My views regarding the Hungarian Jewish book no 321 and this one still appertain. However, it does remain a mystery why the Jewish minority in both Hungary & Poland managed to produce a statistically high number of Champions. I particularly was in awe reading the story of Alojzy Ehrlich whom I had the honour of meeting in 1977.