Books


What Are Words Worth? (KDP)
Man About Tarn (Kindle Single)
Goodbye To Boleyn (Biteback)
Whovian Dad (Kindle Single)
The Joy of Essex (The Robson Press)
World Cup Expert: Players (Franklin Watts)
World Cup Expert: Teams (Franklin Watts)
Flying So High: West Ham’s Cup Finals (Endeavour)
There’s A Hippo in My Cistern (Collins)
Hammers in the Heart (Mainstream)

Ageing Body, Confused Mind (New Holland)
Football and Its Followers (Watts)
Rent Boy (Mainstream)
West Ham: Irons in the Soul (Mainstream)
Sunday Muddy Sunday (Virgin)
The Lad Done Bad (Co-written with Denis Campbell and Andrew Shields) (Penguin)

Pete has contributed to several anthologies:
The Rainy Day Book (Guardian Books)
Ten: The Best of the Observer Sport Monthly’s Top Tens (Yellow Jersey)
Verbatim — Edited by Erin McKean
Loaded’s Greatest Living Englishmen (Arcturus)
The Agony and the Ecstasy — Edited by Nicholas Royle (Sceptre)



Book Reviews

“Pete May is a wonderfully funny writer.”
Country Life review of There’s A Hippo In My Cistern

“Funny and heart warming.”
Time Out review of There’s A Hippo in My Cistern

“A funny, charming book with a serious and even angry undertow… Rent Boy works delightfully as a literary sitcom.”
Independent review of Rent Boy

“What sustains the book is May's obvious enthusiasm and warmth for his birthplace and his new appreciation of its quirks and history.”
Independent review of The Joy of Essex

“If Ernest Hemingway had come from suburban Essex and dined in Ken's Cafe he may well have come up with this book. Very funny, a real egg and chips romp.”
Phill Jupitus on West Ham: Irons in the Soul

“Without doubt West Ham: Irons In The Soul is a true fan’s view of the recent events at the club. I’d like to thank Pete May for writing this book because it’s given me an honest insight into West Ham.”
Alan Pardew, former West Ham manager, on West Ham: Irons in the Soul