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Alex Book Launch: She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon

Alex Book Launch: She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon

A new Crewe Alexandra book will be launched on Friday 25 November (4pm - 7pm) at Hops Café bar, Prince Albert Street, Crewe.

She Wore A Scarlet Ribbon is the latest offering from local author Jules Hornbrook. Previous titles include Crewe And Its People (2009) and The Gradi Years (2000).

The story tracks his 35 years as an Alex fan, through thick and thin, and explores the complex bonds that bind a supporter to one club.

"Hopefully, there`s something for everyone," he said. "It covers the grim days of the late 1970s and early 80s, some nasty incidents at away grounds, meetings with management and players, the fantastic promotion years and then coming to terms with our recent decline."

The book also covers a number of personal issues, including the passing of two close Alex friends.

"Losing kit man John Fleet affected everyone," added Hornbrook, "especially as I included him in a previous project and planned to write his biography. Soon after, my close friend Mike also died, and you start to question things. My two young lads brought everything into perspective, and it`s been both fascinating and frustrating that neither supports the Alex despite my best efforts!"

The book launch will double-up as a Celebration of Shirts, with supporters encouraged to wear Alex replica tops from across the years. A group photo will capture an amazing array of colours and designs.

The paperback book will be available on the day at £8.99 and anyone wearing a Crewe Alex top at the launch event will get a £1 discount. The book will then be available online, at the Crewe Alex Shop, Nantwich Book Shop, and also at Waterstone`s in Crewe.

Further details about the project, online sales & stockists is available on the book`s blog at www.sheworeascarletribbon.blogspot.com

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Writer:Dink
Date:Friday November 11 2011
Time: 6:06PM

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ha, Dink, you are more clever than me, never figured out how to do the imjage with the writing wrapped around it! email me! LOL
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