Burnley fan and author Tim Quelch has just completed his latest book entitled Northern Exposure which will be published in twelve days time.
Tim has written a number of books previously on Burnley FC, books such as Never Had It So Good, the story of our title winning season of 1959/60 and From The Orient To The Emirates. He’s also written a number of other books on football and his other sporting passion of cricket. This, his latest book, is an account of the fortunes of Burnley FC during the course of half a century, the time Tim has been supporting the Claret.
In the book, he calls on current and former players, on managers and directors, who share with him their memories and observations and it’s a book that captures all the highs and lows of the club, providing vibrant accounts of key games played in each of the Football League divisions and, more recently, the Premier League.
His story starts in March 1970, following the club’s glory days, and takes in its rapid decline and the threatened extinction of the 1980s, before the recovery which ultimately brought six consecutive years of top-flight football and a place in the Europa League.
It’s a stirring tale of a small northern town football club set against a backdrop of changing Britain and shifting rock music scene.
The book also includes fifty photographs, starting with Steve Kindon’s headed goal against QPR in 1969 (in black & white) and concluding with Chris Wood’s goal against Norwich in 2019 (in colour). There are a lot of action shots including Ray Hankin scoring against Derby in 1973 and Sam Vokes missing in the Europa League qualifier against Olympiacos etc.
As on all previous occasions, Tim will be donating all royalties from the book to charity. On this occasion the donations will go to the asthma and lung charity in memory of two friends.
The book will be published on Monday, 19th September and is available on AMAZON for pre-order.Follow UpTheClarets:
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