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A footballer dies of dementia, younger than he should
A 14-year old-rugby player is told to play on through multiple blows. He never wakes up from the last one
A scientist reveals a pattern of brain disease in NFL players and is discredited
A survivor of domestic abuse can’t remember details when standing up in court


From the creator of the award-winning podcast A Beautiful Brain.

This is the story of the degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussive and sub-concussive trauma. It is also a story of power, of science and sport, and of the bodies that society deems worth sacrificing.
It is an investigation that explores the truth about concussion in sport and beyond it, from the social dynamics that send young men into violent sports, to the scientists searching for truth and the families living with consequences. This story belongs to those families.
A Delicate Game explores the passion and fury of sport, truth and justice, violence against women, privilege, love, greed, hope and redemption. It’s going to change the way you think about sport forever.

Reviews
“It is hard to summarise the level of skill required to execute a multifaceted book like this. A book with real depth that will stay with me for a long time. The literary world of investigative journalism has just gained a great new talent.”
Dr Soph

Praise for The Beautiful Brain
” Thoughtful, compelling and frequently hard-hitting, The Beautiful Brain is a powerful cri-de-Coeur against an industry failure to protect those who keep it afloat.” – Fiona Sturgess, The Financial Times
“A lovely and painful listen. Lovely because of the care and tenderness Walker-Brown puts into her work; painful because of the subject matter. The Beautiful Brain is essential listening”” – Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
“I can’t stop thinking about its core message – the breadth or argument and depth of detail are remarkable.” – Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times
“It’s gripping and essential – if often overwhelmingly poignant and righteously enraging, as much a call-to-arms as a piece of investigative journalism.” –Esquire Magazine
“Hana’s attention to detail and storytelling skills have created something that is having and will continue to have a lot of impact.” – Halina Haag, PHD Researcher and Brain Trauma Survivor
“A simple thank you is not reflective of the impact of this story, and it’s delivery.” – Jodie Marshall, Canadian Council for First Aid Education and British Red Cross

Reviews

Praise for The Beautiful Brain 'I can't even tell you how many women and their caregivers found us and joined our support groups thanks to The Beautiful Brain and Hana's work on TBI in Domestic Violence because I have lost count! There is a true power in this work.'
Katherine Snedaker, Founder and CEO of Pink Concussions
I can't stop thinking about its core message - the breadth or argument and depth of detail are remarkable
Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times
'It's gripping and essential - if often overwhelmingly poignant and righteously enraging, as much a call-to-arms as a piece of investigative journalism.'
Esquire Magazine
A powerful debut. A delicate game is on its surface an urgently needed exposé on one of the most lethal and horrifyingly well-kept secrets of contact sport. An eye-opening mix of neuroscience, politics, and facts and figures that show the real dangers of even the most seemingly minor head injury and what happens when there are people with power and a vested interest in keeping these dangers quiet. At its heart however it is so much more. A book about people, relationships, memories and love, and the devastation left behind when we lose any of those things. An intimate, lovingly crafted collection of interviews woven together to give us an insight into the lived experience of people personally affected by CTE, and to ensure these personal stories are heard. Hana Walker-Brown is an incredible talent, deftly shifting between storyteller, science communicator, and political commentator. Prepare to be informed, devastated, and to find yourself raring to join in the campaign to make sure head trauma is understood and prevented at all costs."
Dr Soph