REVIEW: The Bald Truth, by Keith Senior and Peter Smith

Keith Senior: The Bald Truth

Keith Senior: The Bald Truth

Want to know what happened when Kevin Sinfield threw a bowl of peanuts at Gary Hetherington? The truth behind Keith Senior’s 2005 Challenge Cup final injury? Or – perhaps less likely – Brian Carney’s toilet habits? It’s all in The Bald Truth, Senior’s fast-paced and searingly honest autobiography.

Ghostwriter Peter Smith has done a cracking job, while Senior’s attitude is one of the book’s huge strengths. The Bald Truth is a forthright and upfront read, with Senior touching on all the controversies and high points of his remarkable career. [Read more…]

NEWS: Five rugby league books due for imminent release

The Official Super League Annual 2012

The Official Super League Annual 2012 is out on October 1, 2011

Christmas must be coming…

Book publishers across the world are stacking up on rugby league titles to keep fans busy during the long, dark nights of winter.

Rugby League Books has been doing some research, and here are five titles that have either been recently released or are due for release in the next few weeks:

There’s certainly plenty to get stuck into.

Happy reading!

NEWS: Front cover of Keith Senior’s book revealed

Rugby League Books can reveal the full front cover of Keith Senior’s upcoming autobiography The Bald Truth.

As you can see, golfer Lee Westwood has written the foreword to what promises to be one of the best selling rugby league titles of 2011.

Co-author Peter Smith of the Yorkshire Evening Post has been hard at work all year long.

We can’t wait to see the finished result.

Keith Senior: The Bald Truth

Keith Senior: The Bald Truth

NEWS: Keith Senior “proud” of The Bald Truth

Leeds Rhinos ace Keith Senior has revealed how “proud” he is of his upcoming autobiography The Bald Truth.

The former Great Britain and England centre has spoken about the difficulties of writing the book.

But he admits the help of ghost-writer Peter Smith, who was the man behind Barrie McDermott’s Made For Rugby, has made the whole process less daunting.

Senior told BBC Radio Leeds: “It’s something that I’m quite proud of. I never thought I’d do it, and it didn’t appeal to me at the beginning.

“It’s been very hard to do, because I can’t remember last week never mind 10 years ago. It’s been very tough, but it’s been very enjoyable as well.”

He added: “I’ve done a lot of things, I’ve had a very good, long career and for myself it’s been good putting things down on paper.

“It’s been very hard talking about some of the things that have gone on in my life, and some of the trials and tribulations, but it’s also been good reflecting on the great career and the great times I’ve had as well.

“It’s something that a lot of rugby players look at doing, and the opportunity got put forward to me so I thought I’d have a bash at it. Peter Smith from the Yorkshire Evening Post is writing it for me, and he’s done a very good job.

“It’s finished, but it just needs tweaking, touching up and fine tuning. It’s due for release in September.”

Senior insists the book will not be a tool to settle old scores. He said: “I’m not using it to have digs at other people.

“It’s my autobiography, and it’s just talking about my life and my career. Hopefully it will put some wrongs right and clear the air with a few things.”


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NEWS: Keith Senior autobiography set for release in 2011

News reaches Rugby League Books that former Great Britain centre Keith Senior is writing an autobiography due for publication in September 2011.

Published by Great Northern Books, The Bald Truth certainly won’t be short of material. [Read more…]