Halsgrove Newsletter
Halsgrove Publishing
.Search Titles
..
Halsgrove Logo
  about uslocationvacanciestrade logincatalogue

Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Title(s) in cart
Total £0.00
» Checkout


Latest Title(s) Viewed:


Community Histories

PiXZ Books


Halstar
Railway Series

Halsgrove Publishing
Halsgrove House
Ryelands Business Park
Bagley Road, Wellington
Somerset TA21 9PZ UK
Tel: 44 (0) 1823 653 777
Fax: 44 (0) 1823 216 796
sales@halsgrove.com
.

.
Trade Login  Trade Login

Not logged in

» Login
 
 
ISBN: 9780857101204
AUTHOR: Andrew Beardmore
Barmy Derby
Barmy Derby
  • Description
  • Related

Barmy Derby will make Rams fans chortle away, and frequently state: “well, I never knew that!” A blend of fact and fun, the book offers a multitude of conventional statistics and stories, but which appear alongside different views on the club that you won’t have seen before. Guaranteed!

The main core of the book is a chronology of Derby County’s 134-year history. The ebb and flow of each season is built up, step-by-step, via succinct, one-sentence facts alongside exact dates, thus allowing the reader to feel the ecstasy and the agony (mainly the agony) of their counterpart fans, back in the day.

Within the chronology though, seasons and decades are punctuated with a host of quirky facts, strange events, bizarre coincidences and striking statistics, while “Perspective” snippets demonstrate that football is just a game, but life is a whole lot tougher.

However, if it’s plain “barmy” that you want, then check out the Barmy Yarny, a short piece of fiction about Derby County that is sure to have you laughing out loud, while the story is accompanied by conventional and quirky facts relating to the 154 Rams players who appear in the yarn!

So if you’re up for it, go ahead, prime the Ramometer and take your seat at Pride Park.

Or given the offbeat nature of parts of this book, perhaps you’d prefer an away trip… perhaps to St Flanneldrews,The Guffawthorns or The Stadium of Tripe…

Derby-born Andrew Beardmore has been a lifelong supporter of his home-town club. In his first match as a young boy, he saw Derby County lift the Texaco Cup after beating Airdrieonians 2-1. That was on 26 April 1972 – the last time that Derby won a significant cup competition! By the time his family took him to see Derby win 2-5 at Burnley in a crucial game on Easter Monday 1975, he was obsessed. Thirty three years later, and his mood on a Saturday evening is still totally dictated by Rams results. Thankfully, summer offers a three-month hiatus, as Derbyshire CCC results are handled with a greater degree of pragmatism; not so DCFC, though, where hope springs eternal!

In other interests, Andrew plays multiple musical instruments, and once supported the likes of Victor Sylvester and Joe Loss as a member of his father’s dance band. Andrew also writes and travels in his spare time (he works full-time in IT), and is the author of six books (so far) in the Unusual & Quirky series of county history books, also published by Halsgrove.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85710 120 4, hardback, 210x148mm, 160 pages. Published October 2018.

Cheshire Unusual & QuirkyCheshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
If you think you know Cheshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book by Andrew Beardmore and think again…
Lincolnshire Unusual & QuirkyLincolnshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
Lurking not far beneath the surface of Lincolnshire is a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing. All is told in another delve into the Unusual & Quirky by Andrew Beardmore
Staffordshire Unusual & QuirkyStaffordshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
Lurking not far beneath Staffordshire's surface, there are a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing as Andrew Beardmore shows here.
Leicestershire And Rutland Unusual & QuirkyLeicestershire And Rutland Unusual & Quirky - £19.99

Leicestershire and Rutland is home to some of England’s best kept secrets: beautiful countryside, pretty, quintessentially English villages, and a rich and diverse history.However, as Andrew Beardmore reveals, lurking not far beneath the surface of both counties is a host of oddities and peculiarities that turn the apparently staid and conventional into something much more intriguing.....

Nottinghamshire Unusual & QuirkyNottinghamshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
If you think you know Nottinghamshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book by Andrew Beardmore and think again…
Derbyshire Unusual & QuirkyDerbyshire Unusual & Quirky - £19.99
If you think you know Derbyshire, read this fascinating and profusely illustrated book by Andrew Beardmore and think again...
 
 
Web Price: £9.99
11.58 EUR 12.49 USD 16.36 AUD

 
« Previous | Next »


 
 

Copyright© The Halsgrove Group 2004-2017......home | new titles | about us | directors | location | showroom | checkout | privacy | vacancies....Halsgrove® & A Boot Up® are registered trademarks
The Halsgrove Group includes DAA Halsgrove Ltd, Halsgrove Ltd & Halstar Ltd registered in England Nos 4136732, 6029724 & 6472636 at Halsgrove House, Wellington TA21 9PZ.
Imprints: Halsgrove, Halstar, Ryelands, PiXZ Books, Community Histories & Halswood Journals. Follow Halsgrove on facebook or twitter.

 
FREE POSTAGE E-Books
Latest pdf e-books


Latest Kindles



Credit Cards