In fairness, I can’t do much about the wine—we didn’t have a vineyard last time I looked—or the weather for that matter, but I may be able to help with the reading matter....
My Back Pages takes an in-depth look at twelve of my favourite sporting moments. Not just the event itself, but the background, build-up and aftermath. There are stunning individual and team performances in a range of sports spanning over a century, so if you love your sport, then I reckon you’ll really enjoy this book.
Three of the chapters are supplemented by recently conducted interviews with the main protagonists; two Olympic gold medallists, and the scorer of a goal that most will not remember, but which effectively created British football history. I did a lot of research whilst compiling this book; I’m really happy with the content, but there’s no doubt that the collective contribution of Ann Packer, Imran Sherwani and John Byrne has given the book real credibility.
Those of you who know me, will be aware that virtually all my self-published book projects have cost me far more than I’ve actually earned. The same will certainly be true for My Back Pages as well, because I will be taking no money at all from the sale of the book.
Instead, every penny of the profits will be donated to the Danny Jones 29 fund, which was set up in memory of the Keighley Cougars rugby league half-back who so tragically passed away following a game against London Skolars earlier this month. I have contacted the Cougars about this, and I am grateful for their agreement to let me support their fundraising through this book.
It might not raise vast amounts of money, but it will hopefully mean that I can give more than I would have been able to simply donate, and the time effort and cost of creating and publishing the book is basically irrelevant given the circumstances.
The book costs £8.00 + the publisher’s postage and packing. The publisher is Lulu.com and they often have offers and discounts so it might be worth visiting their home page before ordering. The link to order the book is here: