Paint it White
Following Leeds Everywhere
By (author) Gary Edwards
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Paint it White by Gary Edwards
Book DescriptionIn his dedication to Leeds United, Gary Edwards has no rivals. He has seen every Leeds game since 17 January 1968, home and away. League, Cup and Europe. And pre-season friendlies.* Hell, he even watches the reserves in his spare time. Following Leeds, he's been there, done that and designed the T-shirt. Although a painter and decorator-cum-signwriter-cum-cartoonist, he's never taken a break from his life as a full-time football fan. He's made a name for himself covering over red paint with white for free. He's visited every country in Europe and flown all over the rest of the world to watch Leeds play. If Leeds organised a five-a-side on the moon, he'd be on the first shuttle flight there. Travelling the world to watch hundreds of players run around acres of grass, he's also found time to drink gallons of ale, see oceans of flesh and protect hundreds of animals. He's saved lobsters in Barcelona, clay pigeons in Worksop, frogs in Kuala Lumpur and worms - yes, worms - in Yorkshire. He's been shot at in Greece, run over in Denmark, frightened the king in Sweden and had a beer with an elephant in Bangkok. All this and still found the time to never miss a match or another chance to rid the world of the evil that is red in all its forms. Behind him are almost four decades of Leeds, lunacy, laughter and white paint.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840188998
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary Edwards
Fifty Shades of White, Paperback (September 2016)
Fifty Shades of White is Gary Edwards's fifth book; and he returns with more fabulous, rib-tickling tales that come with half a century of following one of the most talked about football clubs in the world, and provides a unique fan insight into the club and a life devoted to Leeds United.
Fanatical!, Paperback (September 2014)
Fanatical is the story of football's number one superfan. Since January 1968, Gary Edwards hasn't missed a single competitive Leeds United match anywhere in the world. Enjoy this whistle-stop global tour to every club Gary has visited ever since Derby County all those years ago - by sea, by air and by Doombuggy, Gary's customised hearse!
No Glossing Over It, Paperback (August 2013)
Featuring the views of former Leeds players and managers, as well as top-flight referees and diehard fans, this book examines the injustices that have befallen Leeds United and focuses on the shocking events that have long rankled with the club's supporters.
Leeds United, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Gary Edwards
Edwards recounts how he befriended a real-life Leeds, supporting Dalek, convinced Rolf Harris that the earth is flat, and was accosted by firemen while trying to paint a fire engine white. This is an account of the scrapes, adventures and moments of comedy that a life's passion for Leeds United have brought Gary Edwards.
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Author Biography - Gary Edwards
As well as being a painter and decorator, Gary Edwards is the resident cartoonist for the Open University newspaper and magazine. He is a former columnist for Leeds Leeds Leeds, the club's official magazine.
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