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Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch is a book by British author Nick Hornby, first published in 1992. It is autobiographical, telling the story of the author's relationship with football and with Arsenal F.C in particular. It has been seen as something of a turning point in the public perception of football, making an interest in the game acceptable, even fashionable, in educated and literary circles.

A 1997 film version, with a screenplay adapted by Hornby himself, fictionalised the story, concentrating on Arsenal's championship-winning season in 1988-89 and its effect on the main character's romantic relationship. Colin Firth played "Paul Ashworth", the character based on Hornby.