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Jonnyboy
17-05-2011, 09:36 PM
Following on from my recent thread re the publication of my book At Easter Road They Play which is the first in a trilogy charting the playing history of the club from 1946 until the present day I've been advised by the publisher that publication has been suspended until next year when they intend to publish all three as a box set and to republish Alan Lugton's The Making of Hibernian also as a box set. Effectively that will mean the full history of the club from day one will be published at the same time. Importantly it is also the intention to make all six books available individually so that fans with any of the Lugton books can add the ones they don't have and which are currently out of print.

Needless to say I'm a tad disappointed at the delay but I can see where the publisher is coming from and it may be pretty well unique to be able to buy a complete history in box set format. There are plans to publish in eBook format too.

That's the latest - thanks for reading :thumbsup:

Future17
17-05-2011, 09:37 PM
Looking forward to it JB! :thumbsup:

BEEJ
17-05-2011, 09:41 PM
Autographed copies will be available, I trust, for the discerning purchaser?


:wink:

Jonnyboy
17-05-2011, 09:43 PM
Autographed copies will be available, I trust, for the discerning purchaser?


:wink:

Indeed :greengrin

MSK
17-05-2011, 09:48 PM
Indeed :greengrinBugger ..ive ordered a copy for my holidays ...in 5 weeks !!! :boo hoo:

Jonnyboy
17-05-2011, 09:49 PM
Bugger ..ive ordered a copy for my holidays ...in 5 weeks !!! :boo hoo:

Sorry K

MSK
17-05-2011, 09:52 PM
Sorry KOch its awright J...I will just expect a few more kisses on my autographed book ..xxx ..:greengrin

HibbiesandtheBaddies
17-05-2011, 10:01 PM
Looking forward to reading the books Jonnyboy.

Pedantic_Hibee
17-05-2011, 10:20 PM
Will you autograph my breasts? :thumbsup:

smurf
17-05-2011, 10:23 PM
Next season may well be a very good time to look back with nostalgia to escape the grim current reality... oops...

Good stuff J. Look forward to its release.

The Harp
17-05-2011, 10:35 PM
I've been meaning to get in touch re publication date - got an amazon voucher ready and waiting to be used. Never mind, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
Who's gonna be the first Hibs.netter to go on Mastermind wi' specialist subject being ... History of Hibernian FC since 1875?!? :wink:

IanM
18-05-2011, 06:51 AM
I've been meaning to get in touch re publication date - got an amazon voucher ready and waiting to be used. Never mind, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait.
Who's gonna be the first Hibs.netter to go on Mastermind wi' specialist subject being ... History of Hibernian FC since 1875?!? :wink:

Have you got Budgie's book? it's worth the use of the voucher:flag:

Keith_M
18-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Will you autograph my breasts? :thumbsup:

I think that'll depend on your gender.

:wink:

Danderhall Hibs
07-06-2011, 08:41 PM
Following on from my recent thread re the publication of my book At Easter Road They Play which is the first in a trilogy charting the playing history of the club from 1946 until the present day I've been advised by the publisher that publication has been suspended until next year when they intend to publish all three as a box set and to republish Alan Lugton's The Making of Hibernian also as a box set. Effectively that will mean the full history of the club from day one will be published at the same time. Importantly it is also the intention to make all six books available individually so that fans with any of the Lugton books can add the ones they don't have and which are currently out of print.

Needless to say I'm a tad disappointed at the delay but I can see where the publisher is coming from and it may be pretty well unique to be able to buy a complete history in box set format. There are plans to publish in eBook format too.

That's the latest - thanks for reading :thumbsup:

Disappointing Jonnyboy - my missus ordered a couple through Tesco Books and they keep saying it's delayed but are making it out as if it's just for a few weeks.

Jonnyboy
07-06-2011, 08:43 PM
Disappointing Jonnyboy - my missus ordered a couple through Tesco Books and they keep saying it's delayed but are making it out as if it's just for a few weeks.

Sorry DH it's disappointing I know :agree:

Danderhall Hibs
07-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Sorry DH it's disappointing I know :agree:

Not your fault. Good news about the Lugton books being re-released though.

Jonnyboy
07-06-2011, 09:16 PM
Not your fault. Good news about the Lugton books being re-released though.

I agree :agree: I'm fortunate to have all three and for anyone that hasn't read them ...... do so ASAP for a brilliant account of our early history :thumbsup:

Jamesie
11-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Can't find another thread on John's book but I picked it up earlier this week and am enjoying it immensely - one of the most "readable" Hibs history books I think I've seen and it includes a period directly after the war until the Famous Five that I didn't know too much about beforehand. Published by an Edinburgh publisher too, Birlinn, and if you haven't got it yet I'd thoroughly recommend it! :thumbsup:

Purple & Green
11-10-2012, 08:25 PM
JC is a kindle version forthcoming?

Jonnyboy
11-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Can't find another thread on John's book but I picked it up earlier this week and am enjoying it immensely - one of the most "readable" Hibs history books I think I've seen and it includes a period directly after the war until the Famous Five that I didn't know too much about beforehand. Published by an Edinburgh publisher too, Birlinn, and if you haven't got it yet I'd thoroughly recommend it! :thumbsup:

Thank's for these kind words J and I'm glad you're enjoying it :thumbsup:


JC is a kindle version forthcoming?

Publisher saying yes B but it would help if you search the book on Amazon and then click the link asking if you'd prefer and electronic copy. Doesn't oblige you to buy - just to register that interest :aok:

McD
11-10-2012, 08:41 PM
There's a good chance I'm being a bit thick, is there another 2 books to follow this one JB?

Jonnyboy
11-10-2012, 08:42 PM
There's a good chance I'm being a bit thick, is there another 2 books to follow this one JB?

Not thick, just right :greengrin

Yes, two more to come over the coming months - both already written and with the publishers :agree:

McD
11-10-2012, 08:46 PM
Not thick, just right :greengrin

Yes, two more to come over the coming months - both already written and with the publishers :agree:

Fantastic, that's great, I can't wait :greengrin

:thumbsup:

cha1875
17-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Are they still planning to re-publish the Making of Hibernian??

Jonnyboy
17-10-2012, 09:34 PM
Are they still planning to re-publish the Making of Hibernian??

Last I heard they were indeed. Am trying to find out when and will post here when I get an answer from the publisher :thumbsup:

cha1875
17-10-2012, 09:38 PM
Great, getting your book for my birthday next week cant wait to read it:aok:

Jonnyboy
17-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Great, getting your book for my birthday next week cant wait to read it:aok:

Well I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it :thumbsup:

cha1875
17-10-2012, 09:40 PM
I'm sure i will :agree:

The Harp
18-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Great stuff!:aok: Hope it does well.
Will buy the first one myself then drop the occasional hint about the other two in the run up to Christmas.:wink:

Jonnyboy
18-10-2012, 07:09 PM
Great stuff!:aok: Hope it does well.
Will buy the first one myself then drop the occasional hint about the other two in the run up to Christmas.:wink:

:greengrin :thumbsup:

PeeJay
19-10-2012, 06:31 AM
Always enjoyed your articles JC - particularly when relating the good old days of the 60s/70s at ER, so your book is now on my birthday wish list - best of luck with it!

Jonnyboy
20-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Always enjoyed your articles JC - particularly when relating the good old days of the 60s/70s at ER, so your book is now on my birthday wish list - best of luck with it!

Cheers PeeJay - hope you enjoy the read :thumbsup:

green glory
22-10-2012, 08:55 AM
Just ordered my copy from Amazon. Looking forward to reading it. I also got a copy of The Making of Hibernian.for 3.50 in a charity bookshop in Stockbridge. Not bad when you don't see it for less that 10-14 otherwise.

Jonnyboy
22-10-2012, 07:15 PM
Just ordered my copy from Amazon. Looking forward to reading it. I also got a copy of The Making of Hibernian.for 3.50 in a charity bookshop in Stockbridge. Not bad when you don't see it for less that 10-14 otherwise.

Which one is it gg?

green glory
25-10-2012, 09:46 AM
It's volume one. So I'm still on the lookout for two and three although if it's being published again in a single volume this would solve my problem.

Lucius Apuleius
25-10-2012, 09:59 AM
I can never remember which one it is that is really scarce?

Jonnyboy
25-10-2012, 07:57 PM
I can never remember which one it is that is really scarce?

Volume one was published in both hardback and then paperback so is fairly easy to get a hold of G. Volumes 2 and 3 are harder to tyrack down as they've only ever been published in hardback

Lucius Apuleius
26-10-2012, 07:17 AM
Volume one was published in both hardback and then paperback so is fairly easy to get a hold of G. Volumes 2 and 3 are harder to tyrack down as they've only ever been published in hardback

Cheers mate, I have one of them in paperback an the other two in hardback but cannnot for the life of me remember which. I shall check when I get home. I do recall my sister in law greeting when she bought me one of them :greengrin