Lee Crooks reveals the motivation behind his autobiography ‘From Hull to Hell and Back’

Neil Barraclough

Lee Crooks has revealed the motivation behind the release of his autobiography From Hull to Hell and Back.

Former Great Britain, Hull, Leeds and Castleford forward Crooks told Rugby League Books: “It was something that I’ve wanted to do for a while.

“It’s not a money making exercise, but it gives me an opportunity to put down on paper my thoughts, and how I felt over a period of time.

“A lot of people think they know me, but they don’t know me that well. I had some ghosts to put to rest.”

From Hull to Hell and Back is released this weekend, with launches at Humber St Andrews Social Club in Hull (Mon 8 August) and Wheldon Road, Castleford (Tues 9 August).

Written with Hull FC fan Vince Groak, the book is Scratching Shed Publishing’s latest title and includes a foreword from Australian ace Peter Sterling.

Crooks joked: “People have asked me if ‘hell’ was spelt L-E-E-D-S.”

He added: “I don’t really read books, but the people in the know say it’s a good book. It’s taken three-and-a-half years to do, so I hope people enjoy it.”

From Hull to Hell and Back
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