Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris

Today was his first climb to the top. He knew if he was there, watching, then she would never leave him. Her name was Bernadette and he climbed the shed every day.~

This is a not a football book, as such. Rather, it is a memoir by someone who happened to have superior ability at the sport during his formative years which led him on a remarkable journey.

Paul Ferris became a professional footballer and at the age of 16 was the youngest ever to play in Newcastle United's first team. Coming from Northern Ireland and being a skilful winger with dancing feet, he was inevitably hailed as 'the new George Best'. But the story of his time in the game, particularly as a young player, is one of insecurity, injuries, uncertainty, fear and, ultimately, a failure to fulfil his hopes and dreams.

The book opens in Lisburn, near Belfast. The Ferris family are Catholics in a predominantly Protestant town at the height of the 'Troubles'. Ferris re-lives his childhood and teens with brutal candour laced with black humour.

The Boy on the Shed is a beautifully written account of a life, but it also lifts the lid on big personalities at Newcastle United.

Buy The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781473666719
ISBN-10: 1473666716
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris

Book Reviews - The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Boy on the Shed book by Paul Ferris and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Books By Paul Ferris

Dylan Thomas: The Biography by Paul Ferris
Hardback, March 2000
$74.42 $82.69
Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris
Hardback, February 2018
$42.20 $46.89
Cora Crane by Paul Ferris
Hardback, November 2003
The Divining Heart by Paul Ferris
Hardback, January 1995