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The Bromley Boys

The Bromley Boys

The True Story of Supporting the Worst Football Club in Britain

  • Author: David Roberts
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1909396079
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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In the late 1960s, Dave Roberts, like most teenage boys his age, was football mad.

Home and Away

Home and Away

Round Britain in Search of Non-League Football Nirvana

  • Author: Dave Roberts
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473540666
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Dave Roberts was, for once, almost lost for words as the news sank in. Perennial underachievers Bromley, in the vertigo-inducing fifth tier of English football? It was the greatest achievement in the club's 130-year history and, by extraordinary coincidence, Dave had decided to spend the next 12 months in the UK, after an absence of 35 years, deciding whether he and his wife Liz could live there. And what better way to explore modern day Blighty than by following a roadmap based on the fixtures in the Vanarama National League? It was like the ultimate package holiday; well, for Dave at least. Home and Away takes Dave - and occasionally Liz too - the length and breadth of the land on a journey of discovery, with Bromley games thrown in. So from the White Cliffs of Dover and the English Riviera (Torquay) through the timeless charm of the Cotswolds (Forest Green, Cheltenham) to towns steeped in history (Lincoln, Chester), faded seaside resorts (Southport, Barrow) and fallen giants of the game (Grimsby, Wrexham, Tranmere - OK, pushing it there), the season unfolds, and the ultimate 'home or away' decision approaches. Against the odds, the season also proves not to be full of the endless disappointments football fans are conditioned to expect. Unfancied Bromley are on a mission, they have a man called Moses up front, and the promised land of the Football League might not be beyond their capabilities...

32 Programmes

32 Programmes

  • Author: Dave Roberts
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409045188
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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When Dave Roberts relocates to the USA, his wife informs him that they can only take what is 'absolutely essential'. Packing his collection of football programmes (1,134 of them - football fans are sticklers for statistics), Dave is aghast to be informed that the programmes do not fall into that category. He must whittle down his treasured archive to only what will fit inside a Tupperware container the size of a Dan Brown hardback. 32 Programmes tells the story of how Dave made the selection of his most important programmes, and how the process brought back a flood of nostalgia for simpler times. As the sights, sounds and smells of those 1,134 football matches return, the choices Dave makes reflect the twists and turns that life takes. Finally, with just hours to go before the flight, the container is full to the brim. One more programme will be added to the collection - one that Dave never thought he would see and which means more to him than any other. 32 Programmes is the story of youthful football obsession, crushes on disinterested girls, rubbish jobs and trying to impress skinheads. But most of all, it is the story of a man's life and loves, of family, friends and football.

England's Schools

England's Schools

History, architecture and adaptation

  • Author: Elain Harwood
  • Publisher: Historic England
  • ISBN: 1848023197
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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For most of us, school was our first detailed experience of a building outside the homes of our parents, friends and relations. Many people react emotionally when their old school, charged with so many memories, is closed or demolished. Not all school buildings are worthy of designation, but many are major local landmarks and demonstrate an important part of our society's evolution. This book aims to raise awareness of the wide range of school buildings built in England from the Reformation to the Millennium, and discusses which buildings may be worthy of greater appreciation and preservation. It summarises the development of schools and analyses how social attitudes have been expressed in their architecture and planning. Finally, it looks at the adaptation of older schools to modern needs and new uses for schools around the country, drawing on examples of best practice from Historic Building Inspectors and Advisers.

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

  • Author: Maurice Baring
  • Publisher: House of Stratus
  • ISBN: 0755150953
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 696
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This sophisticated and intricate novel, based on true events, begins with Henry Clifford’s determination to do as he likes and live as he wishes is threatened when his daughter falls in love with an unsuitable man. With subtle twists and turns, Maurice Baring conveys the moral that love is too strong to be overcome by mere mortals.

Boston D.A.

Boston D.A.

the battle to transform the American justice system

  • Author: Sean Flynn
  • Publisher: TV Books Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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Describes the city's war on crime in the 1990s, known as the Boston Miracle, the men and women involved, and the successes and failures.

Rhinegold Guide to Music Education

Rhinegold Guide to Music Education

  • Author: Rosemary Woodworth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Music
  • Page: N.A
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British and International Music Yearbook

British and International Music Yearbook

  • Author: Toby Deller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 650
  • View: 9741
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The directory of the classical music industry.

Unemployment and the Inner City

Unemployment and the Inner City

A Study of School Leavers in London

  • Author: Ray Richardson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: High school graduates
  • Page: 105
  • View: 733
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A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away

A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away

  • Author: Christopher Brookmyre
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748132007
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Back when they were students, just like everybody else, Ray Ash and Simon Darcourt had dreams about what they'd do when they grew up. In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. Fifteen years later, their mid-thirties are bearing down fast, and just like everybody else, they're having to accept the less glamorous hands reality has dealt them. Nervous new father Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody has to find their own way of coping. For some it's affairs, for others it's the bottle, and for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.