Hodder & Stoughton to publish former England player Stuart Pearce’s memoir

Hodder & Stoughton to publish former England player Stuart Pearce’s memoir

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Never Stop Dreaming: My Euro 96 Story by Stuart Pearce, who played for England from 1987 to 1999. 

Sports publisher Roddy Bloomfield acquired world rights from David Luxton Associates. The title will be published on 15th October 2020. 

In 1990 Pearce's "shoot-out failure" signalled England's World Cup exit, and the player saw Euro 96 as his last chance to put it right. Written with Oliver Holt, chief sports writer on the Mail on Sunday, this is Pearce's account of the tournament and his life in football. His friendships with Paul Gascoigne and Gareth Southgate are explored "in depth", says the publisher. 

Bloomfield said: "In his autobiography, published by Hodder, Sir Bobby Robson emphasised the mutual respect there was between him and Stuart Pearce. It made me take a close interest in Stuart’s subsequent career and his opinions as a deep thinker about the game. For Hodder now also to be the publisher of Stuart’s own evocative story of that hot, thrilling summer of 96 is therefore very special for me."

Bobby Robson's memoir Farewell But Not Goodbye was published by Hodder General in 2005.