I’m Chivers, he’s Gilzean

Thanks to acclaimed chronicler of all things Mod and proper Spurs fan Paolo Hewitt for raising a chuckle and paying a compliment this morning. He was one of the people I mailed with news of my new book on the Spurs Double of 1961, to be launched at White Hart Lane tomorrow (more of which below) and he replied saying “Book looks amazing. You and Adam are the Chivers and Gilzean of Spurs books”. Adam reckons he’s the baldest, so he’s taken Gilly.

As far as the book goes, it’s now on sale exclusively through the Spurs Shop and is already gaining praise from the first people to see it, including some of the surviving players and their families. I’ve posted before on what’s in the book, and there’s another pdf below showing final pages in more detail just to give you a taster.


Alongside Adam and I, designer Doug Cheeseman has done a fantastic job on the visual side of what is a pictorially-led book, and the help and contribution of writer Julie Welch as the fourth member of the team has been invaluable. They are the Blanchflower and Mackay of the operation.



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