On The Brink: A Journey Through English Football's North West by Simon Hughes
Hand Signed by Jamie Carragher to the Title Page
Hardback 1st Edition
New and Unread
Please be aware: These are our last remaining copies and so may contain some minor creases & marks to the dustjacket, corners and spine.
As the days became shorter and the nights darker, Simon Hughes began a journey through the country’s most successful football region during the winter of the 2016/17 English season.
From the Premier League to grassroots, Hughes met the individuals shaping the game; those able to explain how and why trends and moods are shifting.
Featuring interviews with Jürgen Klopp, Gary Neville, Joe Royle and many other managers, players, owners, chairmen, directors and politicians, On the Brink studies the modern state of the north-west’s professional clubs, slipping into the semi-professional ranks and amateur levels.
Hughes began in Carlisle and went south, through Barrow, through Morecambe and towards to the Fylde coast. He trekked inland – to Preston, to Burnley, to Accrington. From Southport, he moved into deepest Merseyside and then to Cheshire, Greater Manchester and inner-city Manchester itself.
Part social examination, part travelogue, Hughes rediscovers and laces together some of the personalities and moments that have helped define football history.
About the Author:
Simon Hughes is a journalist and author. He covers Merseyside football in the Independent and travels elsewhere for the Sunday Telegraph. His titles include Red Machine, which won the Antonio Ghirelli Prize for Italian Soccer Foreign Book of the Year 2014. His has also written Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout, Men in White Suits and Ring of Fire.
Format: Hardback 1st Edition
All our signed books include a 'Signed Copy' gift tag, supplied free of charge.
Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. This may result in small marks to the dustjacket and title page, please also bear in mind that each signature will be a little different from the one we show here. We use courier and signed for delivery services, so please use an address at which your parcel can be signed for during the normal working day.
We'll despatch your order as quickly as we can. If a product is out of stock we will contact you to discuss the likely delivery time or an alternative product.
Orders for delivery in the UK are despatched by Courier and will normally be delivered to you within a few days of placing your order (UK deliveries by Courier normally arrive the day after we despatch). Signed Books are shipped in specially made book mailing cartons, with the books themselves wrapped in paper and bubble wrap to protect them. Because we use courier and signed for delivery services, please use an address at which your parcel can be signed for during the normal working day.
First Item @ £3.75 (sometimes a shipping supplement may be added for particularly heavy books or specific postcodes*)
2 Items & Over @ £5.00 in total
*There are a number of Postcodes in the UK for which we will need to charge a shipping supplement, this will be calculated automatically during the checkout process. There are also a very small number of Postcode areas not covered by our delivery service, for these we will contact customers to agree a suitable and economic method of shipping. There may also be additional time required for delivery to some areas of the United Kingdom. View a complete table of Postcode Surcharges. Where possible, we will ship single book orders (under 1kg) by Royal Mail to all UK postcodes and a refund shipping accordingly back to the £3.75 rate shown above. Multiple book orders and books over 1kg are shipped via APC Overnight, regardless of Postcode.
Shipments to other EU countries:
First Book @ £15.00 (sometimes a shipping supplement will be added for particularly heavy books)
2 Books & over @ £30.00 in total
Shipments to the USA & Canada:
First Book @ £30.00
2 Books & over @ £50.00 in total
Shipments to the Rest of the World:
First Book @ £45.00
2 Books & over @ £60.00 in total
All overseas orders are shipped using a 'signed for' courier service - please provide an address at which your parcel can be signed for on receipt. We use the same packaging materials for our overseas deliveries as we do those in the UK.
It was the most impressive packaging that I have EVER SEEN!!! An ocd person's dream...