by Elke O’Donnell
Róisín Murphy’s album, Take Her Up to Monto, stretches her musical blueprint and shifts from her whimsical lyrics and vocals to a twisted-hypnotic beauty that sinks ships. The songs are loaded with quirky hooks and strong beats, and serve as the perfect bridge between musical ethos and sublime conventional disco.
In Sir Walter Winterbottom: The Father of Modern English Football, Winterbottom’s son-in-law, Graham Morse, gives a unique insight into the life of England’s first team manager. Walter Winterbottom was an innovator of modern coaching, a sports administrator and a man ahead of his time. His profound effect on English football laid the foundations for England’s success in 1966 — and for the football we watch today.
Born in Swindon in 1940, Morse grew up in Berkshire and worked in sales, but his love for football led him to writing. In 1963, Morse married Janet, daughter of Sir Walter Winterbottom, and they had four children. They caught the sailing bug and sailed across the Pacific, which inspired the book The Islands Time Forgot about their experience. Morse has lived in England, America and Switzerland, but is now settled in the Cayman Islands. Find his book at Books & Books at Camana Bay.