Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil Paperback

A Chronicle of Coal, Cowdenbeath and Football

by Ron Ferguson;

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Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil

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21 years after its publication, a new edition is being published with updated text and new chapters as well as a new Introduction, written by one of the book's many fans and the biggest name in British football, Sir Alex Ferguson. But this is a book about much, much more than football It is loved not only by Sir Alex but also by Gordon Brown, Alistair Campbell, Ian Rankin and the Rev Kathy Galloway and it was a huge favourite of poet, George Mackay Brown. So why have the trials and tribulations of Cowdenbeath football club - one of the most unsuccessful football clubs in Britain - excited the imagination even of those who have no interest in football and who have never been to Cowdenbeath? Cowdenbeath's story is set against the rise and decline of the local mining industry and the life after mining. It is very funny, deeply spiritual, moving and also a little bit political. But what makes it so interesting to so many groups is the uplifting story of a real community spirit throughout all of the ups and downs of a town and a football club that is at its social heart and core.
It is also the most autobiographical book that Ron Ferguson has written, never taking himself very seriously. The book's quirkiness appeals across the religious, local, national, and footballing worlds. Long out of print, this is the new and updated 21st-anniversary edition.

Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil by Ron Ferguson was published by St Andrew Press in June 2014 and is our 41678th best seller. The ISBN for Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil is 9780861538744.

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Details for Black Diamonds & the Blue Brazil

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSt Andrew Press (June 2014)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages240
Thickness17 mm
Height210 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4276315
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