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INDEX

FOOTBALL

A Tale Of Two Cities by John Ludden

BRIAN CLOUGH by Steve Brookes

Centurions by Harry Harris

Football Wizard - The Billy Meredith Story by John Harding

From The Stars by John Ludden

In My Blood by Gerry Blayney

In Search Of The Double - Sunderland AFC 1912-13 by Mark Metcalfe

Flyin High by Mike Whittaker

Manchester United '19' by Harry Harris

Old Trafford by Iain McCartney

Teenage Kicks by Phill Gatenby

The Complete Eric Cantona by Darren Phillips

The Forgotten Legends by Charbel Boujaoude,
Iain Mccartney & Frank Colbert

The Red Eye by David Blatt

The Roman Conquest - Chelsea FC Champions of Europe 2012 by Harry Harris

When Football Was Fun by Derek Potter

The Young Guvnors by Rodney Rhoden

FICTION

DCI SARA HOYLAND MYSTERIES
BY DAVID MENON

Fall From Grace

Beautiful Child

Outside The Rain

OTHER NOVELS

Atkinson for England by Gary James & Mark Brown

One More Time
by Mick Dilworth

Osprey by Matthew Corrigan

The Carpet King of Texas by Paul Kennedy

The Devil's Dust by Brendan Yates

KAREN WOODS

Bagheads

Black Tears

Broken Youth

Covering Up

Grow Wars

Northern Girls Love Gravy

Riding Solo

Sleepless in Manchester

Teabags & Tears

The Pudding Club

The Square

The Visitors

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NON-FICTION

A Life of Inquiry
by Malcolm Norcliffe Jones

Blazing Squad by Carl Moran

Don't Look Back in Anger by Cafrl Spiers

George Best & Me by Malcolm Wagner

Manchester Musical History Tour by Craig Gill & Phill Gatenby

Morrissey's Manchester by Phill Gatenby

The Man Who Said 'No' to The Beatles by Pete Maclaine

S-172: Lee Harvey Oswald's Links to Intelligence Agencies by Glenn B Fleming

Sit Down! Listen To This!
by Bill Sykes

Sully - Grafting For England by Tony Sullivan

Sully - The Football Thug Who Didn't Give a F**k by Tony Sullivan

The Diary of a Mother...
by Caroline Burch

 

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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG WITH JOHN LUDDEN

FOREWORD BY STEVE BUNCE

“Each one of the punches that landed put me in a different place; a club, a pub, a brothel -
scattered memories of crazy nights out, flashing images; the whiskey, cocaine and the countless girls...
What the hell was I thinking?”

Michael Gomez was a talented featherweight with the world at his feet but his meteoric rise through the world rankings was derailed by his activities outside the ring.

If his life had been fictionalised, people would believe it far-fetched; he was charged (and later acquitted) of murder, spent 48 seconds clinically dead after being stabbed, attempted suicide and saw his long-suffering wife finally give up the ghost and leave him.

Perhaps the question should be how he is still here at all...

Acclaimed sports writer John Ludden has brought to vivid life Gomez's dramatic life and ghost written one of the most compelling stories in British sporting history.

 

THE 1995-96 SEASON was one of the most remarkable in recent memory.
On the eve of Euro '96, it provided one of the most memorable title races English football has ever seen and a Cup Final more memorable for the attire of one of the teams than the match itself. It seems a strange land now as British players and managers still dominated and foreign players were limited to one or two per club.

Manchester United had won the title in 1993 and 1994 but by August 1995 fans were calling for manager Alex Ferguson's resignation following the sales of Mark Hughes, Paul Ince and Andrei Kanchelskis. A defeat at Aston Villa in their first league game of the season prompted Alan Hansen to utter the immortal phrase “You can't win anything with kids” and he wasn't the only one to dismiss Ferguson's men.

With Eric Cantona still suspended following his attack on a Crystal Palace fan earlier in the year and Newcastle storming into a 10 point lead, United's young team looked anything but champions. Yet by season's end Hansen was left looking shame-faced.

Wayne Barton recalls the twists and turns of a season that saw controversy, mind games, television outbursts and the return of a legend.

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Manchester United have won every major honour available - yet for supporters of a certain vintage their favourite season of all was spent not battling for top honours but in the second flight of English football. Following a spectacular decline following the break-up of the 1968 European Cup winners, United were relegated in April 1974 and the following season was supposed to be a humiliation for the club. Instead, the reds responded by re-inventing themselves for a new era and attracting a whole new generation of supporters.

As Wayne Barton discovers, the modern day Manchester United was born during their sojourn in the second tier. From training pitch to boardroom and under the guidance of wise-cracking manager Tommy Docherty, the club moved on from a state of post-war stasis and shaped itself for the next quarter century. Without the pressure to maintain a place in the top flight, The Doc helped reinvigorate a club still struggling to come to terms with the modern era.

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BY MICK MIDDLES
FOREWORD BY MARK RADCLIFFE

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN ARTIST quite like Chris Sievey or his 'fantastic' comedic alter ego, Frank Sidebottom. Whether pushing for chart action while fronting his former band The Freshies or allowing the bombastic Sidebottom to wreak anarchy and chaos on television, radio or with the Oh Blimey Big Band, Sievey's mischievous muse seemed to obey no boundaries.

Yet it was only after Chris's untimely demise in 2010 that the extent of his influence became fully apparent.
In this unorthodox biography, legendary journalist Mick Middles draws on his thirty year friendship with Sievey to gain further insight into this most charismatic of artists. Family members, fellow musicians, fans and acquaintances help trace Chris's career from Timperley to Hollywood.

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THE LANE

Elsie Barker has got in over her head and has disappeared off the face of the earth. Her son Johnny, fresh out of prison and hoping to go straight, attempts to track her down only to discover that his teenage sister is missing as well. Everything points to a local gangland boss with an eye for young girls and a sideline in sex trafficking.

Will Johnny find his mother and sister before it's too late? Can he topple the perverted crime boss and save his family? And what of his ex-girlfriend who dumped him when he was inside?

Karen Woods returns with a gritty account of the sex trade; the abusers and the victims.

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TEAM HANDED

LIVE BY THE SWORD, DIE BY THE SWORD

Dawn Pritchard has a reputation but that hasn't stopped crime boss Jud Watson making her his fiancée. But Dawn has been seeing Jud's brother Larry behind his back and matters come to a head before a packed church on the day of the wedding.

With Larry in a coma and Jud locked up for assault, who will step in to take control of the Watson family business and how will the rival Morgan family react to the news?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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 for 2013.


 

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