Simon Burrow writes this book review from his home in Menerbes, somewhere in the Luberon Valley – Provence: Long ago when men were men, ladies were ladies and journalists were real wordsmiths, Normal Canale was at his peak.
In a career spanning five decades, Canale was a pioneer tabloid journo. Expert in rugby and boxing (he called it the ‘sweet science’), in particular, Norman Canale sold newspapers. Canale lived with the characters, he ate and breathed them. He drank with them.