First and Last Editions
England's Second-hand Bookshops
By (author) Gordon Allan
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First and Last Editions by Gordon Allan
Book DescriptionThis book, which is a mixture of fact, anecdote and quotation, describes the author's meandering exploration of some of the best of England's provincial second-hand bookshops, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the Isles of Scilly. Judged by the contents of the author's bookshelves, he has a strong but highly selective interest in sport, with rugby union, cricket and bowls foremost, and the odd place allowed to football and golf. There are biographies and autobiographies from Bernard Shaw to Alan Ross; a dozen volumes by W H Hudson, greatest of naturalists; travels with Henry James and Paul Theroux and Edwin Muir; books on cinema Westerns; essays by Ford Madox Ford and Edward Thomas; a novel or two; and a little poetry. The bulk of these books, as you may notice, are dependent, to a greater or lesser extent, on fact, suggesting, correctly, that their owner is a journalist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781898595410
(135mm x 215mm x 6mm)
Imprint: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gordon Allan
Not All Mud and Scrums, Paperback (September 1996)
A celebration of Rugby Union, based upon a sports journalist's recollections of 50 years of following the sport, before the game moved into its modern period, governed by money and media interests. The book begins and ends with the historic Scotland-England match at Murrayfield in 1925.
Sporting Wanderer, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Gordon Allan
The sequel to "Bowling Enchanted Woods". This is an anthology of short essays on sport - serious and satirical, sad and funny. There are pieces on players, matches and soccer hooligans, and also on the weather.
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Author Biography - Gordon Allan
Gordon Allan entered journalism straight from school in Aberdeen. His Fleet Street career was spent mostly at The Times.
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