Cantona Competition – ‘The Rebel Who Would Be King’ by Philippe Auclair
PanMacmillan.com are to give one lucky person the chance to win the prize of a lifetime, a Manchester United home shirt signed by Eric Cantona! The luck doesn’t stop there, though. The winner will also receive a copy of the book signed by the author, Philippe Auclair. Five runners up will also receive a signed copy of the book.
All you have to do is answer a very simple question, where does Cantona come from? Click here and you may have a chance to win the great prize. This is only open for UK residents. You can listen to a podcast from the author Philippe Auclair, here.
Below is an extract from the book:
Football, and art. Eric Cantona – legend, maverick, troubled artist or just plain trouble – never saw a need to make a distinction between the two. For all the heat and noise surrounding his infamous Crystal Palace ‘kung-fu kick’, it is for the sheer exuberant beauty of his play that Eric Cantona is chiefly remembered by English football fans. At Leeds United he transformed the team into title contenders, but became a true talisman at Manchester United, where to this day fans sing of ‘King Eric’. And yet the effortless style of Cantona’s play could not hide a darker side to his temperament. In his own words, ‘I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes, this fire does harm.’