Delighted to have ‘The Man Who Never Sleeps’ reviewed by The Sunday Times.
Author David Walker and The Man Who Never Sleeps, Tom Bell (right) at the launch of Tom’s autobiography. The Sunday Times described it as ‘…an engaging read…’ with ‘…some great drama and detail..’
Jonathan Northcroft, Football Correspondent of The Sunday Times, doesn’t pull any punches as he writes about what he likes – and doesn’t like – about the autobiography of Tom Bell:
‘David Walker has done a great job with the book and made it an engaging read on a figure who had a big role to play at a key and controversial moment in UK newspaper industry history.
As a journalist but also someone who lived through those times as a kid, I was most interested in the inside view it provided on Rupert Murdoch and his thinking when fighting the print unions. There’s some great detail and drama in those scenes. Tom Bell was the logistics guy who delivered for Murdoch, before going on to be a very successful corporate beast himself.
I certainly don’t share Tom Bell’s worldview – I didn’t end up particularly liking him – but the author makes him appealing by drawing out the fun side, the escapades and plenty of football bits.’
Jonathan Northcroft, The Sunday Times, May 2019