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'Highly accomplished . a gripping, thought-provoking and important read.' Daily Mail
'Stirring ... bold and powerful.' Guardian
From Jamaica to Sheffield to the recently formed Premier League, Uri rises through the ranks as a referee, making it to the the highest level of our national game.
But along the way he is confronted with tensions and prejudices, old and new, which emerge as his every move is watched, analysed and commented on. Your Show is an extraordinary novel which charts one man's pioneering efforts to make it, against the odds, to the very top of his profession and beyond.
Ashley Hickson-Lovence was born in London in 1991 and is a former secondary school English teacher. In his spare time, using his experience as a football referee himself, he formally observes semi-professional referees for the FA. His debut novel, The 392, was released in April 2019.