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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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The Headlines

Rafa’s WayMartin Hardy told ITV want it meant to hear Newcastle United FC owner Mike Ashley back Rafa Benitez and how it shows that the Magpies are 'back in business'. ICYMI: Rafa's staying!! Watch @sorourkeITV's report below on the last 24 hours at #NUFC, featuring @mhardysport https://t.co/2piZyXyJOk pic.twitter.com/pLGbvq3tPp— ITV News Tyne Tees (@itvtynetees) May 11, 2017 You’ll Never WalkAndy Grant [...]

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"Why We Write" - Rob Sawyer

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 the Toffees. We [...]

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The Headlines

The ManagerRon Atkinson talks Only Fools and Horses in regards to Aston Villa’s over reliance on Moneyball methods.You'll Never WalkdeCoubertin Books is delighted to announce the publication of Andy Grant’s story, You’ll Never Walk…His is the tale of how a dream career in the Royal Marines descended into nightmare. How an explosion during a routine foot patrol [...]

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deCoubertin to publish Andy Grant's autobiography - "You'll Never Walk"

Following the success of Paragon on ITV last night, a documentary about a former commando's quest to become the world's fastest amputee over 10k, deCoubertin Books is delighted to announce the publication of Andy Grant’s story, You’ll Never Walk…His is the tale of how a dream career in the Royal Marines descended into nightmare. How an [...]

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