This is me folks, 2018 ... a crumbling ruin in need of a preservation order. Go HERE to see younger versions.
The book is a journey through my life and times from the bomb-blitzed East End, and my adventures as a world-travelling sports reporter, television scriptwriter (attached to the This Is Your Life team for 14 years), plus background to working as a publicist with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Greaves, Frank Bruno and my years chasing Fleet Street deadlines and headlines.
My 101st book is the ultimate 'I Was There' story of England's longest (and most glorious) football day: July 30 1966, when they became world football champions. I was privileged to spend the entire day with the England team, from breakfast-time, through the unforgettable World Cup final against West Germany at Wembley. There are scores of eyewitness accounts from major players in the drama plus exclusive never-before published quotes from Sir Alf Ramsey and Bobby Moore.
Full details on the book HERE. A share of any profits on the book will go to the Tottenham Tribute Trust to help our old heroes who have hit difficult times.
Vicky Wright's from-the-heart tribute to her father Billy, hero of Wolves and England who was the first footballer in the world to win 100 international caps. Written in harness with renowned sports historian Norman Giller, the book gives a report and Billy's comments on every one of his matches for England, and captures an era when it seemed the game was being played on another planet. Billy never earned more than £20 a week and there was not a foreign footballer in sight. There is also the romantic background to Billy's love affair with singer Joy Beverley – Posh and Becks in black and white. Vicky is the product of their love.