Read For Good
Now you can read and enjoy the work of top authors while supporting the Homeless World Cup Foundation at the same time!
Below are books and anthologies from some of the world’s best writers all with a core theme – football.
So, why not buy one (or all!) of these books and support a great cause?
HOME FIXTURES is an anthology of writing in support of the Homeless World Cup. From that Maradona moment to Sunday leagues in the park, from crime to comedy, from Brazil to the rules of playground football, HOME FIXTURES is a stellar collection that has something for everyone.
Twenty four writers have donated short stories and poems to raise funds for the continuation of the Homeless World Cup. The annual tournament was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. Thousands of lives have been changed for the better since the tournament began in 2003, and this book celebrates the spirit of hope and home.
Edited by Val McDermid, HOME FIXTURES brings together writers as diverse as Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Jackie Kay and Nick Hornby.
All proceeds go to support the work of the Homeless World Cup Foundation.
Football’s Faithful Fans
Football would be nothing without the fans, whose commitment has often been likened to religious devotion. So Football’s Faithful Fans is raising vital money for African development projects through the Homeless World Cup. It gives Scottish supporters a platform to say what fitba’ means to them: hopes, dreams, rugged belief and, sometimes, sheer desperation!
It’s funny, thoughtful and entertaining – a bit like the beautiful game itself. Whether you follow football in Scotland or elsewhere, here is an enjoyable insight into what might be gently called ‘supporter psychology’.
Proceeds go to supporting the work of the Homeless World Cup Foundation in Africa.
Want to know more about the Homeless World Cup?
Home Game provides an insight into the birth of the Homeless World Cup and how it has become a global phenomenon, helping to transform the lives of over one million people in more than 70 countries – using the power of football. By Mel Young and Peter Barr.
“The most important, provocative book I have read this year.” (Hugh MacDonald, The Herald)