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First and Last Editions
By Gordon Allan

First and Last Editions

England's Second-hand Bookshops

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First and Last Editions by Gordon Allan

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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9781898595410
ISBN-10: 1898595410
Format: Paperback
(135mm x 215mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Not All Mud and Scrums by 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 by Gordon Allan Sporting Wanderer, Paperback (January 1995)

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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