Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall

I received the book Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall for my first blog tour. I like reading memoires, so I was eager to read this one too. The book was published last year, but I didn’t know about it, although I was familiar with another one of Tim Marshall’s books.

Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall

The subject of the book is quite interesting and it reads fast. I wish he would have taken a different approach, and make it more like a story. He gives a lot of information in the book that is not necessary, at least for me. Besides, there are many letters presented in the book and I think that breaks the flow.

That being said, I did enjoy the book. Sometimes I was shocked by the lack of moral support and the attitude of some people. I was unimpressed with the attitude some newspapers had, not even bothering answering to letters. The way women were treated in the 60s and 70s in regards to sport was also appalling. Same can be said by people in wheelchairs. I think it’s incredible we, as a species, managed to get so far in such a short time. Now, while tolerance is still needed, we can proudly say we are doing better.

I was very impressed with the amount of persistence Marshall and his friends showed in pursuing their dream of competing at the London Marathon. From that point of view, the book is inspirational.

I’ve considered how I should score the book and I was thinking of 5/5 stars for the subject. Due to my background in psychology, I do care a lot about integration. But, because of how is written, with too many details and not a lot of emotions, I had to take out a star.

Here is the blog tour. Have a look at the other reviews if you want to know more about the book.

Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall

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My rating: 4/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes
Published by: Clink Street Publishing
Year it was published: 2017
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Non-fiction. Memoir.
Pages: 181

About the author: Tim Marshall was Diplomatic Editor and foreign correspondent for Sky News. With thirty years of experience in news, he left journalism to concentrate on writing and analysis.
Marshall is from Leeds. He didn’t study journalism, but started to work in newsroom nightshifts. Marshall worked as a IRN correspondent in Paris for three years, collaborating with BBC radio. After that he joined Sky News, reporting from Europe, US, and Asia. He became Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem. In the 1990s he was a field reporter, transmitting from Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia. More recently, he covered the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.

Besides Sky News, he wrote for other national newspapers including the Guardian, the Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Sunday Times.
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*I received a copy of Wheelchairs, Perjury & The London Marathon by Tim Marshall for the purpose of this review and book blog tour. All opinions are my own.

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