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Rattis Books is a new independent imprint for books based in London. Tiro, is our first printed collection of football writings from with praise from Phil Ball, the British writer and author of critically acclaimed 'Morbo: the story of Spanish football' and foreword by Philippe De Rider, the Belgian coach and a former football player.

In 2017, as part of our Film Programmes, we are pleased to present the first European retrospective of Indian artist and film-maker Govindan Aravindan in the city of London. 

Also, available here for orders within India     

Tiro is a book for all football lovers. Celebrating the sensational dual offering of the Euro 2016 and the Copa América Centenario in 2016, Tiro has been assembled with a selection of timeless football writings on Latin American and European football. 

Looking beyond the dominions of leagues and club football, the book meanders through the unchartered territories of Latin America and Europe, revealing stories from war and hooliganism to football legends, historical firsts, passionate derbies and its cultural impacts.

Tiro, which means ‘shot’ in Spanish, is a 274 page book that collects these 33 exciting, engaging and unconventional stories. It illuminates some of the rare and exciting events in one place, written memories of some which don't exist in English language, today.

Perfect bound as a paperback, for a comfortable hold in hands, the printed book, we believe, is an 'art object'. It has been passionately designed and produced using a combination of both modern and traditional technologies and processes, and is a celebration of these two worlds working harmoniously together. Wherever possible, pages have been typeset by hand using traditional wooden type, individually hand-inked and printed letterpress.

Tiro, as a collector’s item, should enchant and enthral; readers will savour the stories as much as the authors have relished writing them. We trust you will enjoy this journey across two continents in our tales crisscrossing the Amazon and the Alps.​​​

Tiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to Alps

Goalden Times, 2016 
ISBN 9781911455011 

Paperback, 274 pages

234mm x 156mm x 14.6mm

Tiro: A football odyssey from Amazon to Alps

First paperback edition, 2016

ISBN 9781911455011 

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