They do all the great Got, Not Got series
and plenty of toher retro sports titles.
As David ‘The Damned United’ Peace notes: “Shankly’s Village is not only an important book about a lost community, its football teams and its history, but in its rebirth with the Glenbuck Academy, a magnificent inspiration of what football could be and mean again… it has so many great stories… very moving and powerful scenes, and is really well written.”
Adam Powley & Robert Gillan’s book represents a major new addition to the written history of British football. Evocative of a lost time and place, Shankly’s Village tells the story of a tiny Scottish mining village that spawned more professional footballers per capita than any other community.
Every football fan with a sense of history will be intrigued by the legacy of the lost village – by ‘The Extraordinary Life and Times of Glenbuck and its Famous Sons’.
‘As somebody who cherished the friendship of my great fellow Ayrshireman Bill Shankly, I am delighted that the story of the remarkable mining village that produced him is being vividly told. Physically, Glenbuck has been expunged but its name will always have resonance for anyone interested in the importance of football to the working-class communities of what used to be Britain's industrial areas.’
– Hugh McIlvanney
Click here for more information, or to read a sample from Shankly’s Village: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Glenbuck and its Famous Sons.