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3.5  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Jerry Sands is in a bad way. It's nine years since his son died, he's divorced and he spends his time listening to Queen records and thinking about the past. When he meets Alex Taylor, a man half his age at an auction, he rediscovers his love of football memorabilia.But there is one item that he wants to honour the memory of his much-loved son and he sets his heart on gett ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 31st 2011 by Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
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Steven Kay
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: football-fiction
This is Nick Richards’ only novel to date, published in 2011. It is an interesting read – the study of the characters of two men, Jerry, a 62 year old who lives on his own following the death of his son, and Alex, who is half his age. They meet through a shared interest in football memorabilia: Jerry because he lives in the past, through memories, and Alex because he is a gambler and a dealer.
It is another of those books you can’t really call “a football novel” – it is a novel exploring two cha
Apr 27, 2011 rated it liked it
I have reviewed this novel in full at The Two Unfortunates football blog. Nick Richards is the man behind the the Nick Sports Junkie website,a platform for an amalgam of interests including sports collecting, nostalgia and Norwich City. Memorabilia , brought to us in association with self-publishing specialists Grosvenor House, is his first novel and an enjoyable trawl through the avenues and alleyways of British sport, with a transatlantic twist supplied at the end.
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