How Steve Bloomer’s Footballers Survived a First World War Prison Camp
In 1914, at the outbreak of the First World War, several of Britain’s greatest footballers were interned in a brutal prison camp at Ruhleben, near Berlin.
“The real Escape to Victory.”
– Sports Journalists’ Association
A History of Football Fans
Savage Enthusiasm explores the complete history of watching football, from the very earliest days of the game, via golden ages and troubled times, through to the present day.
“An impeccably sourced primer on what has happened to fans down the ages” – When Saturday Comes
A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder
When three men set out to build a jetpack-style flying machine, their obsession with the Rocketbelt 2000 shattered their friendship and set in motion an astonishing chain of events involving theft, deception, kidnapping, a ten million dollar lawsuit, and a brutal murder.
“A delight to read. Genuinely stranger than fiction.”
– Popular Science UK
How Newcastle Became United, 1881-1910
All With Smiling Faces takes a wander through the forgotten early history of Newcastle United to discover how the football club came to mean so much to so many.
“A fantastic book.” – Newcastle Chronicle
“I loved it!” – Ant McPartlin
Stories and trivia from football’s earliest years
The Victorian Football Miscellany is a quirky and fascinating collection of trivia, facts and anecdotes from football’s earliest years.
“One of the greatest books ever written about football since Charlie Buchan put down his pen!” – Danny Baker
Letters and Notes from a Lost Era Found in Bottles and on Beaches Around the World
A collection of letters and notes found washed ashore on beaches and bobbing in water, in corked bottles and wax-sealed boxes, carved onto wreckage and in the bellies of sharks.
“Unbelievable true stories of messages in bottles brought to life in book” – Daily Express
The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins
The incredible true story of US sailor Daniel Collins, who was shipwrecked and then attacked by pirates during his first – and last – voyage as a merchant seaman, in the winter of 1824.
“For fans of The Revenant and In the Heart of the Sea, From a Blood-Red Sea is one of the most remarkable survival stories ever told.”
The Lost Pirate of Blackbeard’s Golden Age
The untold story of Edward Robinson, the Newcastle Pirate, who sailed with Blackbeard during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 1700s.
“Strange tale of Newcastle’s very own real-life pirate of the Caribbean” – Newcastle Chronicle
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