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    I think there was a thread about Craig's book "Be Good, Love Brian", but I don't have the skills to find it.
    Anyway, my copy was delivered this morning.
    Physically, the book is an object of beauty - well constructed with a lovely dust jacket.
    I have only had time to read a few pages, but can say already the style of writing is spot on, and the content is absorbing, and thought provoking.
    For anyone who hasn't ordered a copy, and is able to afford one, I would thoroughly recommend getting one.
    Craig: I hope the sales rocket... it is a great read.


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    The thread you were looking for Captain

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    My copy has been dispatched. Bloody Protocol delivery issues allowing, hopefully I'll be reading over the weekend


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    Craig has been doing the rounds on media apparently. I haven’t heard any though. Has anyone else heard any interviews?


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    Yes. On radio Nottingham. Came over really well. There was an interview on Look North yesterday.


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    Steph’s packed lunch on Tuesday, he was also on sky sports


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    Still not available in Canada, no way am I paying 14 quid to ship it over


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    Mine arrived safely yesterday so looking forward to getting stuck in.


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    Thanks for that, obviously I'm biased but I do agree the book is beautifully put together.

    Not sure if you've had the chance to read the rest but hope you enjoyed it just as much as the first part. I really did try to make sure the reader could almost be there.

    I've avoided posting links to the publicity as I don't want to bombard the forum but for anyone interested, my two favourite pieces are an interview with Phil on Times Radio and there's a very good article in my local paper the Sunderland Echo.

    Sky's Adam Bate also did a good piece.

    Sales are going well, but reviews are slow coming which worries me a little bit that folk don't like it as much as I hoped.


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    Should have my copy delivered today.

    I’ve got a short stay in hospital coming up at the end of the month, and this should help me pass the time beautifully.


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    I rattled through this in two days. It was brilliant. Have to admit though I found the last three or four paragraphs a difficult read, for numerous reasons. The demise of the team, of Clough himself and the actions of the author. It's very nostalgic, really a journey back in time. There won't ever be another Brian Clough, of that there is no doubt.


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    Quote Originally Posted by justnotjase View Post
    I rattled through this in two days. It was brilliant. Have to admit though I found the last three or four paragraphs a difficult read, for numerous reasons. The demise of the team, of Clough himself and the actions of the author. It's very nostalgic, really a journey back in time. There won't ever be another Brian Clough, of that there is no doubt.
    Thanks jnj, glad you liked it and sorry about the last few chapters being difficult to read, they were incredibly difficult to write as well and even harder for me to read them back in black and white.

    It would mean a hell of a lot if you and anyone else who has read it was kind enough to find the time to leave a review on whichever site you got it from.

    Unless it's a one star, then you can bugger right off ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigamortis View Post
    Thanks jnj, glad you liked it and sorry about the last few chapters being difficult to read, they were incredibly difficult to write as well and even harder for me to read them back in black and white.

    It would mean a hell of a lot if you and anyone else who has read it was kind enough to find the time to leave a review on whichever site you got it from.

    Unless it's a one star, then you can bugger right off ;-)
    Apologies I meant chapters and not paragraphs which you rightly picked up on. When I say difficult, it didn't spoil my enjoyment in any way at all, the subject matter just became trickier. Obviously you have personal difficulties, but what I meant was it brought back memories of how good we were, how lucky we were to have Brian Clough as manager, how special he really was. I can remember all the matches you describe. It's a bit of a feeling of loss looking back on those days now.

    It's not for me to judge on your personal actions, nor should anyone else in my opinion. Let he without sin cast the first stone. Who knows how any of us would have behaved in the same circumstances.

    Bought off Amazon, happy to leave a review.


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    How Coincidental is that. I had just begun to read this thread, having not seen the original, when my missus asked me which Forest book I'd like for Christmas. Well it was obvious. Anything by Rob Jovanovic..... Not really, it's got to be this one hasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wightred52 View Post
    How Coincidental is that. I had just begun to read this thread, having not seen the original, when my missus asked me which Forest book I'd like for Christmas. Well it was obvious. Anything by Rob Jovanovic..... Not really, it's got to be this one hasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigamortis View Post
    Thanks for that, obviously I'm biased but I do agree the book is beautifully put together.

    Not sure if you've had the chance to read the rest but hope you enjoyed it just as much as the first part. I really did try to make sure the reader could almost be there.

    I've avoided posting links to the publicity as I don't want to bombard the forum but for anyone interested, my two favourite pieces are an interview with Phil on Times Radio and there's a very good article in my local paper the Sunderland Echo.

    Sky's Adam Bate also did a good piece.

    Sales are going well, but reviews are slow coming which worries me a little bit that folk don't like it as much as I hoped.
    I am about half way through now (I am the sort of reader who has several books on the go at the same time, at the moment I am into "Dune" (again!), Richard Dawkins' "Climbing Mount Improbable", and Turgenev's "Fathers and Sons", as well as your "Be Good, Love Brian".
    I think the frank, in your own argot approach is the thing that makes yours a stand out book for me.
    I was initially nervous it might be another "how can I make some dosh out of my encounter with Mr Clough", but it just isn't.
    It is a frank, heqartwarming and heartfelt account not only of time spent with Brian, Simon, Nigel, Elizabeth, and not forgetting Mrs Clough, but also of a deprived and difficult growing up in the North East.
    By the way, it's a good job you didn't grow up in Liverpool - it would then have been dismisses as another Scouse whinging!.
    I have had tears of laughter, tears of sadness and my Mrs is champing at the bit to read it after me.

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    Thanks for the heads up all. Bought it for the old man for Christmas, along with a clough sweater from art of football (which may or may not be shite). While I can't borrow it (the book) until I go back home, I hope he'll get a few warm and fuzzies from it.

    Good to hear you lot are enjoying it, and he has a lot in common with some of the people on here. I don't think he likes redheads or Jack Marriott as much as Alf but remembers the better times as a few of you do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian_red View Post
    Thanks for the heads up all. Bought it for the old man for Christmas, along with a clough sweater from art of football (which may or may not be shite). While I can't borrow it (the book) until I go back home, I hope he'll get a few warm and fuzzies from it.

    Good to hear you lot are enjoying it, and he has a lot in common with some of the people on here. I don't think he likes redheads or Jack Marriott as much as Alf but remembers the better times as a few of you do.
    I bought a T-shirt from Art of Football of the Trevor Francis goal v Malmö about four years ago, it was top quality, still in good shape now.


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    I have my copy but it's a Christmas pressie so I'm avoiding reading too much about it.

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    Just finished the book.
    The more I read the less I could put it down.
    No chores done this afternoon.
    It is simply one the most brutally honest accounts of what life was like for Rigormortis, the dramatic change around in his life following Brian's, Barbara's, Simon's, Nigel's, and Elizabeth's intervention, and also how the lad they rescued repaid their kindness.
    Also, it clearly illustrates just what a family atmosphere Brian engendered at Forest, with the players, coaches, medical and other staff all responding positively in following Brian's lead.
    Mrs S is now sat in silence on the settee, deep into the book, and like me she is laughing out loud and sobbing away in turn.


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    Thanks for the regular updates CS.

    Really glad you enjoyed it, only sorry their was the kick in the teeth twist.

    Again it would mean a lot if you could leave a review on the site you ordered it from


    Much appreciated, I can tell you read a lot, so your kind words on my book gave me a big lift.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigamortis View Post
    Thanks for the regular updates CS.

    Really glad you enjoyed it, only sorry their was the kick in the teeth twist.

    Again it would mean a lot if you could leave a review on the site you ordered it from


    Much appreciated, I can tell you read a lot, so your kind words on my book gave me a big lift.
    Cheers Craig. I have left a review on Amazon (it's the Mrs's account), but it make a day or three for it to b uploaded.


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    As many have reported beforehand, my wife is ordering it for me for Christmas so I will need to defer the pleasure/pain of reading it.
    From what I have read in comments Brian comes across as something of a saint and, indeed he clearly was an exceptionally good man.
    However, like the rest of us he was a flawed human being as was brutally highlighted by Phil Scraton in a recent letter to the Guardian, referring to Brian’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge that Liverpool fans were not responsible for the Hillsborough disaster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red bandit View Post
    Brian’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge that Liverpool fans were not responsible for the Hillsborough disaster.



 

 

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