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The Long Long Road to Wembley

Author : Dave Roberts
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In 1968, fourteen-year-old Dave Roberts had a dream – to see the team he’d recently begun supporting, Bromley, play at Wembley. The trouble was that Bromley were rubbish, and when they spent the following decades far away from the pinnacle of non-league football, the dream seemed unreasonably ambitious. But he never gave up. After all, Bromley had been there before – the proof was in the black-and-white pictures of the club’s 1949 Amateur Cup triumph which hung on the wall of the tea hut at Hayes Lane, and which Dave stared at longingly. It was enough to keep that dream alive, as the rest – fortune, success and marrying Olivia Newton-John – fell by the wayside. But after fifty years of never losing faith despite constant disappointment, a favourable draw in the FA Trophy gave Bromley the chance to finally make Dave’s dream come true...

The Road from Wembley

Author : John Stoneman
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John Stoneman follows a tributary of the 2007/08 FA Cup from its earliest of rounds in August through to the showpiece final at the Wembley. Part reportage, part biography, this amusing travelogue will resonate with all football fans.

Long Road from Jarrow

Author : Stuart Maconie
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The Sunday Times Bestseller 'A tribute and a rallying call' - Guardian Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail salons, pulled pork and salted caramel. In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Travelling down the country’s spine, Maconie moves through a land that is, in some ways, very much the same as the England of the 30s with its political turbulence, austerity, north/south divide, food banks and of course, football mania. Yet in other ways, it is completely unrecognisable. Maconie visits the great cities as well as the sleepy hamlets, quiet lanes and roaring motorways. He meets those with stories to tell and whose voices build a funny, complex and entertaining tale of Britain, then and now.

Long Road to Libya

Author : Jason Woods
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From boy soldier to paratrooper, private security operator to successful business entrepreneur. This is the story of a natural-born warrior with the vision and determination to chase and achieve his dreams despite multiple challenges, extreme danger, numerous manic drinking sessions, and a few screw-ups along the way.

Mr Beaston S Guide to Commuting on the London Underground

Author : Anon
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This book looks at public transport in London, its proper use, and much more. Here are the men who built the early tubes, fraud, rivalry, crime, accidents, ghosts, and the supernatural on and off the Underground, travelling in short skirts and other essential information for the professional commuter. But London and London Underground do not exist in a vacuum. So this book also looks at anarchists and terrorists, observations on economics, housing, sexuality the rural situation and overseas to Georgia, Cossacks, and more. This book is not for the squeamish, neither is London. This is proper London.

Stokoe Sunderland and 73

Author : Lance Hardy
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The story of the team that caused the last, great FA Cup upset... Today, it seems inconceivable that a team from the lower reaches of the Championship could beat the likes of Chelsea or Manchester United in the FA Cup Final. Yet, on 5 May 1973 that is exactly what happened¿ Six months earlier, Bob Stokoe took on an ailing Sunderland team, struggling at the bottom of the second division. But the long road to Wembley sees them beating Arsenal and Manchester City to reach the final, where they face Don Revie's mighty Leeds United in a game few expect them to win. Yet what lies ninety minutes ahead is the greatest FA Cup Final shock of all time. Sunderland's victory was, arguably, the last fairytale of recent footballing times. In STOKOE, SUNDERLAND AND '73, Lance Hardy talks to all the Sunderland players who turned out at Wembley that day and to the family of Bob Stokoe, to produce the definitive account of an unforgettable game.

London 3

Author : Bridget Cherry
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A comprehensive architectural guide encompassing three centuries of metropolitan growth spanning an area from Georgian St Marylebone and the riverside terraces of Chelsea and Chiswick to Heathrow Airport and the outer fringes of Middlesex.

Down Wembley Way

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Brideless in Wembley

Author : Sanjay Suri
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The Way Indians Were Being Indian, Someone Had To Take Notes, Explains Sanjay Suri, Whose Wanderings Through The Indian Corridors Of England Began Quite Unceremoniously With His Rather Unsuccessful Search For A Wife At A Marriage Mela In Wembley. Although Years Of Curious Probing Failed To Produce An Indian Story , Suri S Encounters With An Extraordinary Variety Of Indian Lives Enabled Him To Unearth A Treasure Trove Of Tales. So We Hear Of Dhanjibhai, Whose Vigorous Nods To A Customs Official At The Karachi Airport In 1956 Eventually Got Him And His Companions Their First Jobs In England In The Textile Mills Of J.W. Bastard & Co.; Of A Thread-And-Buttons Retailer Promoting A New Religion To Counter Caste Walls That Remain Firmly In Place 4000 Miles From Home; And Of The Punjabi Agony Aunt Who Engages In Startlingly Candid Exchanges With Southall Singhs, Counselling Them On, Among Other Things, The Matter Of Size. As Suri, Armed With The Objectivity Of A Seasoned Reporter Yet Intimately Involved With His Own Kind, Steps Right Into The Thick Of Things, We Also Catch Him Participating In A Unique Protest March Led By Ram , Krishna And Hanuman Down Kingsway; Attending A Secret Public Meeting Ostensibly Arranged To Champion The Evergreen Kashmir Cause; And Playing Appreciative Audience To A Group Of Seven-Year-Olds Belting Out Jhatkas At Their Weekly Bollywood Dance Class. " A Spirited Revelation Of The Exuberant Mosaic Of Life In Post-Immigration Britain " A People S Search For An Anchor In The Alien Land They Have Made Their Home.


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Having it So Good

Author : Peter Hennessy
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Winner of the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, Peter Hennessy's Having it So Good: Britain in the Fifties captures Britain in an extraordinary decade, emerging from the shadow of war into growing affluence. The 1950s was the decade in which Roger Bannister ran the four-minute mile, Bill Haley released 'Rock Around the Clock', rationing ended and Britain embarked on the traumatic, disastrous Suez War. In this highly enjoyable, original book, Peter Hennessy takes his readers into front rooms, classrooms, cabinet rooms and the new high-street coffee bars of Britain to recapture, as no previous history has, the feel, the flavour and the politics of this extraordinary time of change. 'Utterly engaging ... a treat. It breathes exhilaration' Libby Purves, The Times 'If the Gods gossip, this is how it would sound' Philip Ziegler, Spectator Books of the Year 'A particular treat ... fine, wise and meticulously researched' Andrew Marr 'Stands clear of the field as our best narrative history of this decisive decade' Peter Clarke, Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative ... Hennessy's love of the flesh and blood of politics breathes on every page' Tim Gardam, Observer 'The late Ben Pimlott once described Hennessy as "something of a national institution". You can forget the first two of those five words' Guardian

The London Gazette

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Author : Chris Welch
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Raised by the Hood

Author : Ashley Theophane
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Having trained with some of the world's greatest fighters in the toughest gyms from London to Brooklyn, Ashley has forged an enviable reputation for carving his own path in the sport - managing himself in the nascent years of his professional career, whilst fighting across the globe to build his impressive boxing credentials.Born and raised in a tough area of London, where negativity thrived,Ashley knew he was destined for something greater than what the habitats accepted as their fate. The negativity around Ashley motivated him to achieve success and he focused on the positive around him.He has never looked back.With no money behind him and little support back in the UK, he set off to New York aged 22 to fight in the small halls across the world; training relentlessly, sparring with the very best, learning the art of winning and beginning the long road back to Wembley and his recent British title fight victory against Lenny Daws, followed by a stunning title defence against former European champion Jason Cook.From the humblest of origins and the murkiest of backgrounds, it's a rehabilitation that has not gone unnoticed in the boxing world and across the wider media. For some he remains a mysterious and softly spoken 'outsider' who has let his talent do the talking, for others he offers the very best traits that any mentor or role model has to offer - having 'been there, done that' and with the battle scars, confidence and humility to prove it.It's a journey that has propelled Ashley Theophane into a genuine world title contender and the boxing elite; a fighter who understands and exemplifies the art, tactics and reading of the sport as much as the critical physical conditioning.

Heart shaped Bruise

Author : Tanya Byrne
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They say I'm evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o'clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don't know. You don't know who I used to be. Who I could have been. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever shake off my mistakes or if I'll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons. Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge.

The Subterranean Railway

Author : Christian Wolmar
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Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the Underground's contribution to twentieth-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with its sleek, driverless trains and the wrangles over the future of the system. The Subterranean Railway reveals London's hidden wonder in all its glory and shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today.


Author : Jeff Gulvin
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Maverick Inspector Aden Vanner returns to bust a London drug connection and save his own life in this thriller from the author of Sleep No More. Aden Vanner went from solider in the Falklands to London’s Detective Chief Inspector. Now, since being suspended, he’s been drowning his sorrows in whiskey and chasers. But his low gets even lower when he’s beaten outside a local pub by a couple of unknown assailants. It felt like payback for something. And with all the people Vanner has crossed, there’s plenty of motive in the streets. Now it’s his turn to get even—and where better than as new Detective Inspector of the Drug Squad. Superintendent Morrison doesn’t like the idea of a detective like Vanner back on the force. Especially when he’s got a grudge. But Vanner’s already got a lead on the gang that nearly slammed the life out of him, and it’s taking him into the underground of a drug cartel. Trouble is, it might not be so much a break in the case, as it is a trap. Informed by his research with the Metropolitan Police Department, Jeff Gulvin brings readers into criminal London with a level of detail that is both authentic and frightening. Sorted is the second novel in the Aden Vanner police-procedural trilogy, which also includes Sleep No More and Close Quarters. “Gulvin keeps your nose glued to the page.” —The Literary Review

New Society

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Whatever is Under the Earth the Geological Society of London 1807 2007

Author : G. L. Herries Davies
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The Geological Society has much to be proud of in its two hundred years of history. Not only is it the oldest society of its kind in the world, but it has also seen many of the important developments in the science played out within its premises. Gordon Herries Davies has expertly and entertainingly laid out this narrative for us, steering a skilful course between the necessary facts and the anecdotes that bring these facts alive. Institutional histories can be dull affairs - a litany of minutes and memoranda - but this history suffers from no such problem. This book will appeal to the historian of science, geoscientists in all branches of the subject and anyone with an interest in the development of scientific ideas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Estates Gazette

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