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By JOHN HARDING
MEREDITH was one of football’s most extraordinary and controversial
characters. Ninety years after his last match, his name is still one of
soccer’s most famous. Born at Chirk, Denbighshire, in 1874, Meredith began
work as a coal-miner when he was just twelve before his breathtaking soccer
skills brought him to the notice of English clubs.
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LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S
LINKS TO INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES
BY GLENN B. FLEMING
OUT 18TH NOVEMBER 2013
Over the past half century, opinion has been divided as to the role of Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassination of President John F Kennedy. The rumours that the accused assassin may have been working for or was manipulated by the United States Intelligence apparatus began to spread almost as soon as he was arrested.
The evidence raised two as yet unanswered questions: how had a former US Marine been able to enter and exit the Soviet Union so easily? Was he a double agent or the fall guy for a wider plot?
In the half century since, perhaps the most tantalising piece of evidence has been largely overlooked. Congressman (and future president) Gerald R Ford, who served as a Warren Commission member in 1964. revealed in his 1965 book ‘Oswald: Portrait of the Assassin’, that the FBI had an ‘undercover agent' in Dallas at the time of the assassination and that that agent (official code S-172) was none other than Lee Harvey Oswald.
Fifty years on mystery still surrounds the events of the 22nd November 1963 and the confused aftermath. Here acclaimed author Glenn Fleming seeks to answer the two most asked questions in the whole JFK assassination: Who was Lee Harvey Oswald and what was his role on that fateful day?
BY CHARBEL BOUJAOUDE, IAIN MCCARTNEY & FRANK COLBERT
Let us take a nostalgic trip back in time to the age of Harry
Stafford, Charlie Roberts, Sandy Turnbull, Joe Spence, Johnny Carey and
Jack Rowley. These were the greats who made Manchester United great;
legends for their immense contribution both on and off the pitch but now
consigned to history.
There are no shrines or statues to these players at Old Trafford yet
without them, other legends might never have emerged, indeed the club
itself might not exist. The Forgotten Legends brings to vivid life the
careers of an elite set of footballers. They had two things in common:
all made their United debuts before the start of the Second World War
and none of them have had their story told in print before.
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Set in Manchester in the aftermath of the 2010 General Election, OSPREY is a scathing satirical that lifts the lid on local government’s love affair with green energy.
Matthew Corrigan’s debut novel is a must for any council tax payer who has pondered wasteful council initiatives.
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SIR ALEX FERGUSON has dominated English football for over 26 years. Now,
having decided to call it a day, 20/13 pays tribute to the man's
remarkable achievements by recounting each of Manchester United's 20
title triumphs from the Edwardian era to the present day and the 13
titles won by Sir Alex during his United reign.
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THERE WASN'T MUCH TO CHEER about for Manchester City fans during the
mid-1980s. The only relief from the gloom came in the form of a talented
crop of youngsters that arrived at the club from 1983 onwards. Fourteen
teenagers who would go on to accomplish something supporters had waited
33 years to achieve.
When her mother
takes her own life after her father leaves, therapist Marcy Jordan vows
to open a clinic aiding the broken-hearted. Although helping her clients
proves therapeutic, Marcy quickly becomes embroiled in their lives:
Harry and Grace have been left by cheating spouses and Amanda has lost
her husband to a motorcycle accident.
In Karen Woods'
ninth novel, she weaves a tale of lost love, deception and betrayal. But
will the characters finally be able to move on with their lives?
death of Kendal Wilson's mother hangs over her family like a dark,
brooding cloud while the identity of her father remains a mystery her
mother Mary took to her grave. Yet the secrets of Mary's death lie in a
hidden diary she left behind.
Unable to read
or write, Kendal becomes trapped in a relationship with violent local
gangster Scott while the discovery of the diary leads on her on a
journey of self-discovery with dramatic consequences.
Mother of four Karen Woods uses her
experiences growing up on a Manchester council estate in her writing.
Having left school with no qualifications, she spent her formative years
raising children and suffering domestic abuse.
Karen has been snapped up by a leading literary agent and her first
novel, Broken Youth, was staged at the Lowry Theatre, Salford in June
2013. She was recently awarded the Learning for Work Individual Award
OTHER NOVELS BY KAREN WOODS
Northern Girls Love Gravy
Teabags & Tears
£18.95 - hardback -
448 pp - over 50 images -
Published: 17th July
“In his own way, he
influential than John Peel. ”
Eagle there would be no Manchester music scene”
“The godfather of
C.P. LEE PHD
Roger Eagle was a
towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely, his influence straddled
the cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool. The task of
unifying the musical talents of these two cultural hubs has proved beyond
almost everyone. The sole exception is the subject of this book – a man
whose influence can still be felt today, 13 years after his death.
was just a manager's dream" TOMMY DOCHERTY
under-rated, he gave 100% wherever he played for England or Manchester
worked well with Martin [Buchan]. Martin was cool headed but Brian was
the enforcer, disciplining the rest of the team.”
of the last youngsters scouted by Matt Busby, Brian Greenhoff joined the
newly crowned European champions just weeks after their emotional
Wembley triumph in 1968. He went on to make 268 appearances for the club
scoring 17 goals winning a Second Division championship medal in 1974-75
and an FA Cup winner’s medal in 1976-77. "GREENHOFF!" is the story of
one of United's best loved sons.
"Iconic Scally Book"
book that should be
read by every
love the cheek of the guy"
“It was our
national sport, everybody shared it, and it was cheap, especially if
your motto was ‘To Pay Is To Fail’”
Blaney's 'Grafters', originally published in 2004, was a ground-breaking
exposť of the links between criminal gangs and football hooliganism. In
the intervening period the book and the phrase have become part of the
lexicon, defining a generation of professional thieves who used the
cover of their fellow football fans to earn a fortune.
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