The Rangers Football Miscellany

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The Rangers Football Miscellany

Post by Scottish » Mon Aug 21, 2006 4:35 pm

John White's latest offering will delight Rangers supporters. One of those books which can (and should) be dipped into rather than read cover-to-cover. The Miscellany comes with tributes from John Greig, Sandy Jardine, Ally McCoist and Walter Smith and has a foreword from Willie Henderson.

Opening a few pages at random reveals the Rangers Hall of Fame inductees and Gazza paying £20 for a Mars Bar (pgs 30-31), the professions of players before they became pros including the well-known such as Jim Baxter (miner) & Alex Ferguson (toolmaker) and the not so well-known - Walter Smith (electrician), Dado Prso (mechanic), Davie Cooper (printer) and Marvin Andrews (brewer!) (pg 60).

Based on the 'Schott's Miscellany' format this is a handy little edition for the libraries of Rangers fans but would have somewhat limited appeal outside their ranks.

Hardback, £9-99, Carlton Books.

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Post by Scottish » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:08 pm

John White has also produced a similar book on Celtic. The same comments apply to the book as a whole. Obviously the Celtic tributes are from different players - Bertie Auld, Jim Craig, Joe McBride, Billy McNeill - as well as the producer of 'Lord of the Wing,' Jeff Healey.

Foreword is by the late Jimmy Johnstone.

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Post by Scottish » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:21 pm

John White has been phenomenally busy. In my local Ottakar's today I spotted three more in his 'Miscellany' series - England, Liverpool & Manchester United - the last of these carrying an "official" imprint.

Same information as for the OF books and good value for anyone wanting a pocket-sized information book on these teams/clubs.

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Post by Scottish » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:00 pm

And obviously busier still. John tells me he also has the England Cricket Miscellany on sale now and Formula One will follow in October with golf, baseball and the Tour De France all in the pipeline.

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