Spurs legend Steve Perryman is
joining Jimmy Greaves in introducing The Lane of Dreams, Norman
Giller's book telling the complete story of White Hart Lane
before it is bulldozed into history.
Steve, who played a club record 854 first team games for
Tottenham, says: "There
are three main reasons I am happy to put my name to this book.
One, because it involves the memories of the people who matter
most at Tottenham – the supporters; two, because it gets me
reacquainted with my old mate Norman Giller, who was there right
at the start of my career at White Hart Lane and nicknamed me
the Baby-faced Assassin; and, three, the book is dedicated to
the memory of my favourite of all Tottenham people, Bill
Nicholson. And to be on the same pages as one of my idols, Jimmy
Greaves, is a privilege."
anybody ordering the book pre-publication, they can get a copy
signed by both Steve and Greavsie for £20. plus p&p. An unsigned
copy will cost £10, plus p&p.
officially goes on sale, the RRP is £18.95 and the autographed
copies will be considerably more.
So if you
want to save yourself money and have two all-time Tottenham
greats signing it get your order in quickly to
Norman Giller will personally get in touch with you to tell you
the details of how and when to pay.
comments: "As author and publisher of the book, I do not in any
way want to be seen ripping anybody off. I held a survey among
100 Tottenham supporters to find out what they considered a fair
price for pre-publication, autographed copies of the book and we
settled on what I hope you agree is a reasonable price of £20.
Once the book goes on sale in the shops I will have no control
over the price, so I want to help as many fans as I can before
down the cost of postage I am getting the 256-page book (near A4
size) printed in soft-cover format.
and Steve are doing this as a favour to me. What an example they
are to the modern, money-grabbing players. Both Jimmy and Steve
were drawn by the fact that it is a book that not only features
my facts about The Lane but, more important, the feelings of the
fans who have kindly provided me with their memories. Any Spurs
fan reading the 'What White Hart Lane Means to Me' section had
better have tissues ready. There is some lovely tear-jerking
is still not too late for you to get brief memories into the
book. When ordering, just add a few lines about what The Lane
means to you. When the book is published you can one day show it
to your grandkids (all brought up Yids, of course) and say:
'Look, I was there ...'"
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