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Cheshire Life Bookshelf November 2009

PUBLISHED: 01:20 18 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:17 20 February 2013

Macclesfield FC

Macclesfield FC

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Macclesfield Town Football Club By Geoffrey Knights, 19.99. Breedon Books, available from book stores or www.breedonbooks.co.uk Lifelong Macclesfield Town FC fan Geoffrey Knights narrates the ups and downs of one of the smallest clubs. Dramatic off-field and on-field events are detailed from the time of promotion in 1997 to the present day. Macclesfield have gone from victories over higher league opposition one year, to losing Northern Area Finalists in the Football League to being Play-off semi-finalists in another year. Geoffrey wrote this book to mark the progress the club has made so far. For anyone who hasn't been able to witness the club's trials and tribulations first-hand this book will leave you feeling like you were there!

Tranmere Rovers: The Complete Record By Gilbert Upton, Steve Wilson and Peter Bishop, 19.99. Breedon Books Publishing, available from book stores or www.breedonbooks.co.uk The release of this book coincides with the 125th anniversary of the date the Rovers formed at Belmont. The history of the club is recorded by its own historians, Gilbert Upton, Steve Wilson and former programme editor Peter Bishop. Twenty years of research are behind this lavishly illustrated book which takes readers from the beginnings to the golden era of the late 80s and 90s, right up to the present day. Profiles of the club's greatest players, match programmes, managers and a full season-by-season record of every league and cup game played since 1919 are listed.

Northwich through Time By Paul Hurley, 12.99. Amberley Publishing, available from book stores or www.amberley-books.com Paul Hurley from Winsford gives us a colourful insight into the history of Northwich. From the well-known streets, to the distinguished faces we are able to envisage the people and details of this town over the past 100 years or more. Superb old photographs create a big impact with their delicate and historical context. Hurley leads readers through a timeline of events and unwittingly shows the importance of photography as a means of archiving. This is just one in Amberley Publishing's new 'Through Time' series.

Three Men in a Minor By D.E Harker, 7.99. Troubador Publishing, available from book stores or www.troubador.co.uk Three men leave behind their busy, stressful lives and set off in a vintage Morris Minor and head to Scotland in an attempt to recapture their boyhood friendship. Modern amenities are banned and replaced with a tent, sporting equipment and ragged old clothes. The three men face haggis, reels, fire and water with the result of returning home having discovered an element of self-truth and an unusual approach to life's problems. Author D.E Harker from Burton in Wirral, is a keen Morris Minor fan and published this book to coincide with Morris Minors' 60th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.

The History of Tea By Claire Hopley, 9.99, Pen & Sword Books, available from book stores or www.pen-and-sword.co.uk Chester-born author Claire Hopley commutes between Massachusetts and Chester these days. The History of Tea is full of all the pleasantries surrounding the cup of tea including the origin of tea, how the drink travelled the world and then eventually landed on our shores in England. Claire notes the link between the social aspects of drinking tea and therefore uses novels, plays and poems as prominent sources for her findings. Popular tea time recipes are also included. Claire lists some popular tea rooms in England making this an interesting and historical book.


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