‘George Best dreamed of writing fictional, detective stories’

October 31st, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 31(ANI): Manchester United legend George Best wanted to work on writing fictional and detective stories, his biographer Graeme Wright has revealed.

Wright, who became a friend and confidante of the football icon, said that Best was keen to show his critics he was more than a fast-living playboy.

“After we had finished the book George got in touch and said he had these ideas for some fictional stories, mostly detective stories. We had got on well and he asked if I would be interested in helping him to work them out,” the Scotsman quoted Wright, as saying.

“Unfortunately I was extremely busy rebuilding an old house and being assistant editor of (cricket yearbook] Wisden so I really didn’t have time to do it.”

“It’s a real shame that it came to nothing because it would have helped to keep George busy and would have given him something to focus on,” he added.

Wright further said that the former United star was a very articulate person and a fantastic teller of anecdotes.

“Very few people saw him as anything other than a footballer or a playboy and that frustrated him. Some of the books that he’d read and the films he’d watched made me realize that he was far more intelligent than people sometimes gave him credit for,” Wright said. (ANI)

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