The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame
David Squires (Century, $37.99)
The admired illustrator released his first book just over 12 months ago and, such was its success, has followed it up with another. In his latest effort, the Australia-based Swindon fan, known for his sketchings in The Guardian, looks at the legends of the game (and Jan Aage Fjortoft). He’s able to combine his brilliant illustration skills with jokes about the stars and amusing cultural references about the likes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage. There’s something for all ages – legends featured range from Liverpool manager Bill Shankly and Brazilian winger Garrincha to Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry. Be astonished by Zlatan Ibrahimovic karate-chopping an orca, Darren Peacock getting his kit off for a magazine shoot and Johan Cruyff puzzling a cat with philosophical ideas about the game. It’s perfect to dip in and out of, and will keep you chuckling.