From the author of non-fiction hits A Very English Scandal and The Dig comes a sports story with Sir Elton John at its centre. Britain in the 1970s was beset by unrest and unemployment, as inflation soared, fuel was scarce, and hooliganism was on the rise. For Watford FC, the outlook was even gloomier. Rundown and rat-infested, the Hornets were an ailing side with holes in their kit and barely enough fans to fill a stand. Of the 92 clubs in the Football League, Watford were in 92nd place. Meanwhile, Elton was the biggest rockstar in the world. Many assumed he would move to America. Instead, he bought his favourite football club. Inspiring and infectiously funny, this is a tribute to the sport’s unlikeliest friendship as Elton John and manager Graham Taylor – a straight-talking former fullback with a love of Vera Lynn – beat the odds and their personal demons to save a club and a community.