BOOK REVIEW: Billy Gooner’s First Match by Greg Adams
A bit of a change for ACLF book reviews, this one is aimed at the younger audience.
GCR Books has published the tale of a seventh birthday trip to Highbury to see Arsenal take on West Ham – a Hammer’s theme day on ACLF today – in 1976. As choices of first games go, it’s pretty much hard to improve on that.
The book is aimed at the younger audience and sits comfortably in that arena. Number Two son is of that age and enjoyed the story, remembering his own experiences along the way. The excitement of a child’s birthday present being is well-conveyed and the language he found helped comprehend the story, not just reading it.
It is well worth the effort of buying this for any younger family members although be prepared for pester power to come along with it; how you will wish that entry to the ground was at 1976 prices!
A Cutlured Left Foot readers can get a 10% discount on the purchase price by visiting the GCR website and entering the code ‘ACLF’ in the relevant box when ordering.