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“SOME SHELF RUBBING TO DUST JACKET BOOK ITSELF IN EXCELLENT CONDITION”
PLEASE NOTE - I WILL BE AWAY ON HOLIDAY FROM 26th MAY
SO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO POST ITEMS UNTIL 2nd JUNE
A GREENGROCER'S SON FROM LEICESTER WHO BECAME ARGUABLY THE GREATEST
GOALKEEPER IN THE WORLD.
PETER SHILTON SPENT MANY A LONG EVENING KICKING A BALL
AGAINST HIS DAD'S SHOP WALL AND DIVING FOR THE REBOUND.
WITHIN A FEW YEARS ARSENAL AND
MANCHESTER UNITED WERE SEEKING HIS SIGNATURE.
HE OPTED FOR HIS HOME TOWN CLUB
AND IN JUNE 1965 PUT PEN TO PAPER AND SIGNED UP FOR WHAT STILL STANDS AS ONE OF
THE LONGEST CAREERS IN FOOTBALL - 32 YEARS IN THE PROFESSIONAL GAME, MUCH OF IT
AT THE VERY TOP.
A FOOTBALL LEGEND, A HOUSEHOLD
NAME. UNSURPASSED SENIOR APPEARANCES (1400) AND RECORD 125 CAPS FOR ENGLAND.
HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY TELLS NOT
ONLY THE STORY OF HIS LIFE AND CAREER IN FOOTBALL BUT ALSO DELVES INTO THE
HISTORY AND CHARACTERS OF THE GAME, THE UNGUARDED SIDES, HUMOUR, FRIENDSHIP AND
HE SPEAKS FRANKLY ABOUT HIS
GAMBLING AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS THAT ENGULFED HIM IN THE 90s AND HOW - WHEN
FACED WITH NEAR BANKRUPTCY HE FOUGHT BACK FROM THE BRINK OF FINANCIAL RUIN.
STORY IS A COMPELLING AND HUGELY ENTERTAINING PORTRAIT OF A MAN WHO IS LOVED AND
RESPECTED THROUGHOUT THE FOOTBALL WORLD.
It is illustrated with 32 pages of
fantastic colour and black and white photographs
A 312 PAGE HAND SIGNED FIRST EDITION HARDBACK , IT WAS PUBLISHED IN 2004 BY ORION BOOKS
IT HAS BEEN HAND SIGNED BY PETER SHILTON ON THE TITLE PAGE ( SEE PHOTO )
THE UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET HAS SOME SHELF RUBBING - OTHERWISE EXCELLENT CONDITION.
THE BOOK ITSELF IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH VERY CLEAN, BRIGHT PAGES, A TIGHT BINDING AND NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OF ANY KIND.
PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU REQUIRE ANY MORE DETAILS OR PICTURES.
PLEASE SEE MY OTHER 200 + BOOKS - INCLUDING MANY MORE FOOTBALL BOOKS FOR SALE.
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