A delightful exploration of the small details that make football great, from streakers to cup replays, paper tickets to floodlight failings, brawls, fanzines and cycling shorts, and of course, football pinks. Written with wit, nostalgia for the past, and packed with interesting facts to please any football fan. Entries include: 1. Sharing the scores from elsewhere 2. Referee occupations and hometowns 3. Stripy, tartan and other turf patterns 4. Black boots 5. Late fitness tests 6. Streakers 7. Knowing the names of grounds 8. Keepers in trousers and hats 9. Local shirt and hoarding sponsors 10. Football Pinks
'You hold in your hand a miracle. A book about a passion, and the hipsters, oddballs and old heads who share it, written by one of their number, albeit a ludicrously erudite one' - Danny Kelly A revival of interest in vinyl music has taken place in recent years - but for many of those from the 'baby boomer' generation, it never went away. Graham Sharpe's vinyl love affair began in the 1960s and since then he has amassed over 3000 LPs and spent countless hours visiting record shops worldwide along with record fairs, car boot sales, online and real life auctions.Vinyl Countdownfollows his journey to over a hundred shops across the globe - from New York to New Zealand, Walsall to Warsaw, Oslo to Ozstralia, (old) Jersey to New Jersey - and describes the many characters he has encountered and the adventures he accrued along the way. Vinyl Countdown seeks to reawaken the often dormant desire which first promoted the gathering of records, and to confirm the belief of those who still indulge in it, that they happily belong to, and should celebrate the undervalued, misunderstood significant group of music-obsessed vinylholics, who always want - need - to buy... just one more record. A mesmerising blend of memoir, travel, music and social history, Vinyl Countdown will appeal to anyone who vividly recalls the first LP they bought and any music fan who derives pleasure from the capacity that records have for transporting you back in time. 'Graham Sharpe's journey around the second-hand record shops of the UK is full of laugh out loud anecdotes and wonderful observations. A great read not just for vinyl fans, but for anybody who has ever visited a record shop' - Graham Jones, author of Last Shop Standing (Whatever Happened to Record Shops), Strange Requests and Comic Tales From Record Shopsand The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen
'The queen of crime is still at the top of her game' Independent 'No one can tell a story like she can' Daily Express 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review 'We are all creatures of habit. Even murderers . . .' When human remains are discovered in the grounds of an old convent, it quickly becomes clear that someone has been using the site as their personal burial ground. But with the convent abandoned long ago and bodies dating back many years, could this be the work of more than one obsessive killer? The investigation throws up more questions as the evidence mounts but, after their last disastrous case, Tony Hill and Carol Jordan can only watch from afar. As they deal with the consequences, someone with a terrifying routine is biding their time - and both Tony and Carol find themselves closer to the edge than they have ever been before . . . Masterful and filled with suspense, this an electrifying, heart-racing thriller from the number one bestseller. If you enjoyed How the Dead Speak, don't miss the first in a new series from the unrivalled Queen of Crime. 1979 is out now, introducing the unforgettable Allie Burns. _______________ Praise for Val McDermid: 'Brilliant . . . Sensational . . . Unforgettable' Guardian 'Compulsively readable' Irish Times 'As good a psychological thriller as it is possible to get' Sunday Express 'It grabs the reader by the throat and never lets go' Daily Mail 'One of today's most accomplished crime writers' Literary Review This is the eleventh book in the bestselling Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series.
Andy Bollen has created a fantasy football museum to collect together a treasure trove of Scottish football exhibits that ranges from Jimmy Johnstone’s oar to Aggie the tea lady's trolley. Learn why Puskas and Socrates should’ve been Scottish, the versatility of the pie and Napoleon’s links to Bovril and explore all the wonders of the game north of the Border – from Arthur Montford to the phone-in, Think Tanks, Buckfast, vanishing cream for referees, Twitter, VAR technology and flares (pyrotechnics, not 1970s attire). These exhibits distill the beauty of Scottish football into an entertaining volume that will make the perfect gift for any fan. Taking a satirical swipe at the beautifully flawed game, A History of Scottish Football in 100 Objects covers the mayhem, mavericks and bric-a-brac from the magic sponge, to the pie, hair weaves to tattoos. Bollen is the perfect curator: impeccably informed, passionate and insightful.
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the up-to-date guide to the collectables market no dealer, collector or auctioneer should be without. Featuring more than 4,000 objects in full colour, each with a detailed description and current price range, the book also offers what those in the know look for - how to spot that rare example that may be worth twenty times more than another piece. Meanwhile, in-depth Closer Look features explain what to look for when appraising everything from 20th century glass to costume jewellery. Every image is changed for every edition to keep the book up-to-date with collecting and buying trends. Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017 is the only full-colour, fully-illustrated collectables price guide in the world. Comprehensive sections cover advertising, books, ceramics, glass, metalware, pens and writing equipment, plastics and Bakelite, posters, rock and pop, sporting memorabilia, teddy bears, toys and games and vintage fashion. This year, special sections focus on Goss & Crested china, affordable jewellery, Hornsea ceramics and Szeiler figurines. In-depth features explain why one piece is worth more than another, show how to value an item and teach you to be your own expert - this book is the essential eBay companion! Biographies of designers and factories give the background information you need to help date and value objects.
A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with more than a decade's worth of thrilling exploits under her belt, Mayor recounts her life in a riveting, awe-inspiring new book. In a series of short chapters, she relives each exhilarating event with uncanny charm and self-deprecating humor. Readers have the rare opportunity to follow the renowned primatologist around the globe as she unlocks the mysteries of the natural world and endeavors to save some of the planet's rarest creatures. Says Mayor: "I love the adventure, the exploration, the scientific discovery and the documentation. But really what drives me is the thought that future generations—my own children and their children—can one day learn to appreciate them like I do." Throughout this unforgettable volume, she describes in stunning detail how she survived a plane crash...slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes...dove with hungry great white sharks...rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs...draws blood from critically endangered lemurs...was charged by an angry silver-backed gorilla...was chased by elephants...and the list goes. Suffice it to say, Mireya Mayor has seen more in her 30-odd years than most of us will see in a lifetime. Her plucky spirit, brilliance in the face of calamity, and sheer will to succeed make this a classic mission book, and a thoroughly breathtaking read.
Two people needing each other in order to heal the wounds from their pasts. USA Today Bestselling Author Emmanuelle Snow brings an inspirational steamy emotional music romance series The Broody Musician Carter Hills is my moody and hot-as-hell country music star new neighbor. How I didn’t recognize him when I rented the cabin next to his for a month is still a mystery. Yeah, I bet he had a great time messing with me on purpose. And disrupting all my plans. The guy is not only Nashville's most eligible bachelor, but he’s a pain in my a**. Worse, he’s acting like he knows better. But he is about to discover I can master that game too. I’m not some innocent damsel in distress. I can definitely take care of myself. The Sassy Colorful Girl Next Door My heart rate picks up every time we’re together, but it doesn’t matter, his attitude should be enough to ward me off him. But still, the more I get to know him, the closer I want to get. Despite our banter, Carter is always coming back for more, and my month-long retreat isn’t going as expected. Should I push him away, or should I indulge in the fire searing between us and risk being burned? Fall in love with Nashville's hottest bachelor. Pink and Country, an inspirational slow burn romance, is book one in the Carter Hills Band Small Town Rock Star Romance series. All titles in the series are standalone novels that can be read in any order. For a better experience, read in the suggested order. Pink and Country is an emotional rollercoaster that will transport you on a journey that will stick with you well after you read “The End”, and is filled with hot steamy chemistry sexy times, banter, and the perfect romantic settings. Other books in the Carter Hills Band series: Pink and Country (A New Adult Second Chances Country Music Romance) Princess and Country (A New Adult Military Brothers Best Friend Romance) Whiskey and Country (A New Adult Second Chances Country Music Romance) Hope and Country (A New Adult Emotional Second Chances Romance) Stars and Country (A New Adult Second Chances Vacation Country Music Romance) Son and Country (A New Adult Stranded Vacation Country Music Romance) Legend and Country (A New Adult Single Dad Age Gap Country Music Romance) Pink and Country (Carter Hills Band Small-Town Rockstar Music Romance) is perfect for the readers who love alpha male, girl next door, strong women, billionaire celebrity, rockstar and country music setting, spicy books, strangers-to-lovers, second chances, small-town setting, emotional, realistic, slow burn, hot and steamy sexy times, best friend’s lovers, single-dad and widow, friends-to-lovers, secret identity and military romance
Pepper and her friends have had it with the boys from school bulling them around. In an eff ort to get back at them, harmless pranks escalate into a challenge on the fi eld. What starts out to be a simple game somehow ends up in a tackle football game. The girls fearing the worse, but not wanting to back down, end up with help from some of the most unusual places. With family, friends, and most of the community behind the girls, some amazing things happen. Join in the spirit of the underdog as the girls, with some heartwarming surprises, pull off the impossible leaving no one hurt in a hard fought football game.
A teenage student of magical combat gets put to the test against an evil god in the New York Times bestselling author’s YA urban fantasy novel. As a warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, I've battled the Reapers of Chaos before—and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it's going to be a fight to the death. . .most likely mine. Yeah, I've got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic, and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus—Logan Quinn—at my side. But I'm still no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike's Champion, but at heart, I'm still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about. Then someone I love is put in more danger than ever before, and something inside me snaps. This time, Loki and his Reapers are going down for good . . . or I am.