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stop Press 2017

W&N Gift/Humour HB November £12.99 176pp 80 line drawings 978 1 474 60837 4

Eric Cantona’s My Notebook is as funny as it is poetic or philosophical.

ERIC CANTONA My Notebook

The Manchester united legend succinctly shares his view of life through his own drawings and captions, with characteristic wit and wordplay.

Through these never-before-seen drawings, in a faux naïve style, Eric Cantona questions every aspect of the world around us – be it love, death, absurdity or society. Cantona presses at our existential paradoxes, our metaphysical contradictions, the absurdity of society . . . as only he knows how.

Cantona is renowned far beyond the world of sport. An artist, painter, actor and producer, he has featured in many plays and films. His directness, commitment to social justice and sincerity make him one of the most unique personalities of our time.

• The enigmatic Frenchman, on receiving an eight-month ban for a kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan in the middle of a game in 1995, famously said ‘When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think the sardines will be thrown into the sea.’

Eric Cantona is one of the most influential players in English football and helped Sir Alex Ferguson create one of his legendary premier division Manchester United teams.

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Location: Lisbon, Portugal

W&N Non-Fiction • November 2017