Raith Rovers History

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Raith Rovers History

Post by prorege » Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:56 pm

Surprised nobody has recommended 'Always Next Season' - the new history of Raith Rovers by John Litster.

Probably the best-ever Scottish club history with detailed narrative, good photo coverage and incredibly detailed stats.

Hardback, 384 pages, £25.95 - available from Waterstones in Kirkcaldy.

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Post by Alan McCabe » Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:28 pm

Must agree. An excellent effort from John Litster but, given his previous publications on both paper and disc, I expected nothing less.
Great to see the inclusion of county and regional competitions amongst the statistics especially as many of these tournaments were very prestigious in their time.
Thoroughly recommended.

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Re: Raith Rovers History

Post by Scottish » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:44 pm

prorege wrote:available from Waterstones in Kirkcaldy.
And anywhere else? I know that John Litster had a post-free offer for the UK in the latest Scottish Football Historian but I can't find anywhere else. It's not on Amazon or on Raith Rovers' website (at least not when I've been looking). I also looked for it in Waterstone's, & Borders in Glasgow in October when it was due to be published (as I didn't fancy paying overseas postage for almost 400 pages) but staff there didn't have it or any record of it.

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Post by prorege » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:52 pm

It was only available by mail order and in local shops as far as I know. I believe it has virtually sold out. Amazon etc will eventually list it if the ISBN has been registered with Neilson Book Data, but not otherwise. They will also charge a premium for a book they have to 'find' rather than one that is available through normal wholesalers and distributors.

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Post by HibeeJibee » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:38 pm

I just ordered a copy by phone from Waterstone's in Kirkcaldy (number is available off Google) - and they were charging £25.99 I think plus £2.50 postage which is pretty reasonable IMO. So there's still some copies left.

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Post by ScottishFA » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:10 pm

This is the advert from Programme Monthly:


ALWAYS NEXT SEASON

125 Year History of Raith Rovers Football Club

384 pages, including complete statistics from 1883 to 2008
Hardback, dust jacket, A4 sized

Special offer to PM Readers : £25.95 POST FREE (UK Only)

Cheques (which will not be banked until books are despatched) made payable to J. Litster please, to

PO Box 3236. Norwich, NR7 7BE

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Post by StefaanD » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:33 pm

Thanks for the information. Always a great help to check out the forum here from time to time ... it turns up some gems.

The book also is to be available through eBay (guess the seller lowther38 is just John Litster)

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Post by HibeeJibee » Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:54 pm

Oh well - I'd have saved a bit through Program Monthly, lost a bit through E-bay... :? Still, at least I'm helping the Kirkcaldy economy in hard times...

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Post by StefaanD » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:11 pm

eBay for me is sometimes the only option. If i would use a cheque the price would double easily without taking into account the postage costs.

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Post by StAndrewsHMFC » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:56 am

I bought the book when I was in Kirkcaldy last week, it looked like they still had plenty of copies left (a display pile in the window anyway). Its crammed with information and full stats at the back of the book so worth the £26.

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