WorldCat Identities

Holt, Oliver

Works: 6 works in 23 publications in 1 language and 649 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Folklore  Pictorial works  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Holt
The Symbolic pig : an anthology of pigs in literature and art by Frederick Cameron Sillar( Book )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan : tackling my demons by Stan Collymore( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The searingly honest and at times harrowing autobiography of the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and England striker. Exposes the dark and often seedy world hidden behind the glamorous facade of professional football. 'I was a mess. I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't structure my day properly. I couldn't face having a shower or getting dressed. Those all seemed like major events I didn't want to confront.' Once the most charismatic and expensive player in the new Premiership flooded with cash, Stan Collymore had, by the age of 28, booked himself into The Priory to treat his depression, close to self-destruction and unable to get his head round playing at all. Along the way, he had been the goalscorer nobody wanted to congratulate, the centre-forward no one knew how to manage, a deeply reluctant star in a tabloid culture that saw him make the front pages as often as the back, and that waited for him to crack up or lash out. When he eventually did, it was, infamously, inevitably, at his then celebrity girlfriend, Ulrika Jonsson. But then retired from football in 2001 and finding himself in the commentary box, he proved he did care about the game, rather too much perhaps, sounding like a fan as much as an ex-player ' and at a stroke he had more in common with the rest of the nation. He knew it was all so much more than a game, and what happened on the field was only a reflection of what was going on inside players' heads. The contradictions remain. A man, who had a steady stream of celebrity women falling at his feet, shamed by his voyeurism in a Cannock car park; a star with everything who was once discovered by his wife tightening a belt around his neck; a loving dad of two whose own father walked out of the marital home and who Collymore continues to blot from his memory to this day; a footballer who abstains from drugs, yet who needs therapy at Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous; the loner slated for his aloofness who found critical acclaim as a football pundit on national prime-time radio. This is Stan Collymore's own life story, the real person on his flawed character and personal demons, telling it like you have never seen before ' raw and uncut
If you're second you are nothing : Ferguson and Shankly by Oliver Holt( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Shankly was one of ten children from an Ayrshire mining village. Alex Ferguson was a shipyard worker's son who went on to become a toolmaker's shop steward. Both of them enjoyed distinguished but not outstanding playing careers. This dual biography takes two of football's greats and shows what made both men tick
Made in Sheffield : my story by Neil Warnock( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of sports photography by Marc Aspland( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marc Aspland, Chief Sports Photographer of The Times, is one of today's most prominent photographers in any journalistic genre ... This book presents highlights from Aspland's illustrious career and contains more than one hundred rarely seen images drawn from his personal archive. Some of the most prominent figures in world sport ... are captured ... in action and at ease. Historical moments from some of the most important international sporting events ... are featured, alongside images that simply show the joy sport brings to societies all over the world"--Publisher's description
Old too soon, smart too late : my story by Kieron Dwyer( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kieron Dyer's memoir, Old Too Soon, Wise Too Late, is the first intimate and unsparing portrait of the failures and excesses of the generation of English footballers made rich beyond their wildest dreams by the post-1990 World Cup boom in the game and the explosion of the Premier League. It shares the same brutal honesty and self-awareness of the bestselling No Nonsense by Joey Barton and GoodFella by Craig Bellamy.In the public mind, Kieron Dyer came to symbolise so much of what was self-destructive about a group of football players known collectively as the 'Baby Bentley generation'. Nicknamed 'The King of Bling' by the tabloid press, Dyer was caught up in many of the scandals that characterised the history of a talented crop of players who promised so much and delivered so little, a generation whose wages and lavish lifestyles began to alienate them from the fans who once worshipped them.The brash young man is gone now, and in his place is the quiet, caring, wise man who was such a favourite on I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here! in 2015. Dyer narrates, in uncompromising detail, how a generation of talented English footballers, taken out of working class childhoods and presented with a world of glitz, glamour, wealth and temptation, failed to cope with the riches that were presented to them and often fell apart.Old Too Soon, Wise Too Late is about a moment in time, a social and historical record of English football at the start of its gold rush. For Dyer, the end of the book brings a measure of personal redemption and peace but for the English game, there is only a lingering sense of waste and regret for an opportunity lost."
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.68 (from 0.56 for The Symbol ... to 0.78 for If you're ...)

Stan : tackling my demons
If you're second you are nothing : Ferguson and ShanklyMade in Sheffield : my story
Alternative Names
Oliver Holt Brits journalist

Oliver Holt English sports journalist

Oliver Holt periodista británicu

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English (23)