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61 Minutes in Munich

'Howard comes out of this as a true role model' Chris Allen reviews 61 Minutes in Munich on Views from Nowhere

The Prince of Centre-Halves

"Llyfr am arwr a gafodd ei anghofio gan lawer, ond llyfr dylai pob cefnogwr Everton, Pwllheli a Bangor, ac ar draws y gogledd a Chymru gyfan ei ddarllen." - BBC Radio Cymru on Rob Sawyer's new book; The Prince of Centre Halves.

'Rebel, pioneer and football genius, this is the definitive story of one of the game’s forgotten heroes.' The Cambrian News on The Prince of Centre-Halves. 

Rafa’s Way

Martin Hardy explained to the Northern Echo why he was thrilled he could finally write a happy ending for Newcastle United.

On the Brink

Simon Hughes talks to the Liverpool Echo for the Anfield Extra Podcast. (subscription only)

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The RedmenGeorge Rowlands talks to BBC Radio Merseyside about Liverpool FC and his new book.Rafa’s WayThe Daily Mail have published Martin Hardy's interview with Rafa Benitez from Rafa's Way. Rafa Benitez interview: 'Can Newcastle win the title?... Why not?' https://t.co/BtmXzmMa1Q via @MailSport— Martin Hardy (@mhardysport) June 8, 2017 Martin also spoke to the News Guardian about his new book. 61 Minutes in MunichAlice Mason [...]

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deCoubertin Books publish The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of 'T.G.' Jones

deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of ‘T.G.’ Jones.In 1948 AS Roma launched an audacious bid to make Everton’s elegant Welsh international centre half T. G. Jones one of the first foreigners to play in Serie A. Jones, who was dubbed The Prince of Centre-Halves by his adoring fans, bestrode the First [...]

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From Delhi to the DenStephen Constantine talks to The Times of India about his new book and what he thinks Indian football needs going forward.Rafa’s WayMartin Hardy talked to the True Faith NUFC podcast about his new book, Rafa’s Way.The Redmen of Liverpool FCLiverpool FC magazine covered the event at Waterstones in Liverpool One. 

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Which Everton legend would you choose?

To celebrate publication of Rob Sawyer's brilliant new biography of T.G. Jones, deCoubertin Books are providing a free set of 6 originally commissioned cigarette cards by the artist Tim Godden to the first 200 customers who order the book at our online shop. Featuring T.G. in his Everton and Wales kits, plus Dixie Dean, Tommy Lawton and Ted [...]

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Q&A with Rob Saywer, author of 'The Prince of Centre-Halves: The Life of Tommy 'TG' Jones'

Rob Sawyer comes from a long line of Everton FC supporters. Listening to his father and grandfather regale the stories of Dixie Dean and the Holy Trinity led to a deep interest in Everton's illustrious history. Whilst researching his first book, a biography of Harry Catterick, Sawyer found just how important TG Jones was to [...]

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deCoubertin Books publish The Redmen of Liverpool FC: The Tobacco Years

deCoubertin Books are delighted to announce publication of The Redmen of Liverpool FC: The Tobacco Years.In the last years of the nineteenth century, an American tobacco company, Allen and Ginter, began inserting plain cards called ‘stiffeners’ into packets of cigarettes to protect their products from being crushed. What seemed at the time as an inconsequential product development was swiftly exploited for [...]

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Q&A with George Rowlands, author of 'The Redmen: The Tobacco Years'

George Rowlands was born in 1938 in Bootle. He spent his early years playing on World War Two bomb sites and later, sneaking into Anfield after half-time. As a young boy he would also collect Liverpool cigarette cards, but was only when he returned to the city in the 1960s, after living in California, that [...]

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deCoubertin Books at LightNight

On Friday 19th May, deCoubertin Books will be joining in on Liverpool’s LightNight. This is a free one night arts and culture festival. You can join in with a culture crawl like no other, with over 100 special events for all ages from 5pm until late.deCoubertin Books’ founder and principal, James Corbett will be talking at Baltic Creative from [...]

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"Why We Write" - George Rowlands

142 years after the introduction of collectors cards to packets of cigarette, George Rowlands has compiled the first full and complete list and history of each Liverpool FC player to have adorned a such a card. Owner of an almost complete set, George told deCoubertin what made him want to write The Redmen of Liverpool FC: [...]

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