the lane of dreams


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."

For 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.

When it 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

Author Norman Giller will personally get in touch with you to tell you the details of how and when to pay.

Norman 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 publication.

"To keep down the cost of postage I am getting the 256-page book (near A4 size) printed in soft-cover format.

"Jimmy 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 stuff.

"And it 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 ...'" 

For MEHSTG's review, click here.

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