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NORTHERN WRITERS present Brian Hall, author of Life of Brian in Black and White: Fifty Years of Following Newcastle United & Chris Foote Wood, author of Baghdad Trucker. They read and talk about their work in Edinburgh, Scotland

NORTHERN WRITERS present Brian Hall, author of Life of Brian in Black and White: Fifty Years of Following Newcastle United & Chris Foote Wood, author of Baghdad Trucker. They read and talk about their work in Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday 15th March 2008 at 11.00 am

Venue:
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43-45 West Nicolson Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9DB
Scotland

Admission Free!

All Welcome!

From disaster against Bedford to bruised ribs at Bolton; from Arsenal & Supermac’s revenge to Alkmaar & UEFA Cup final tickets; from Leeds canal caper to Liverpool hotel nightmare; from Wembley to Wigan Reserves – a dedicated NUFC fan charts the highs & lows of following the Mags. Amusing, personal account of a lifetime’s passion and the fans who make Newcastle United a great club. Including THE KEEGAN YEARS 1982-84, 1992-97.

BRIAN HALL was born in 1957 in a council house in Penshaw, County Durham, close to the pit community of Shiney Row. This was two years after Newcastle United completed their hat-trick of FA Cup Final victories, ie two years after they last won a major domestic trophy. Brian has lived most of his life in the North East, apart from periods in Liverpool, London and Luxembourg. His first job, while still at school, was selling the Football Pink. Since university, Brian has had various jobs, including elderly care, but most of his working life has been in politics and advice work.

Brian has supported Newcastle United from a very early age. Like so many thousands upon thousands of other supporters, he has experienced the highs and the lows of life with that football club. Although often severely tested, Brian’s love for NUFC remains intact. Along the way, he has met countless fans, some of whom remain close friends to this day. Brian is divorced, and has three wonderful daughters, Claire, Kirsty, and Becky. Strangely enough, they too support Newcastle United Football Club. This is Brian’s first book to be published, and he hopes to have more of his writings published in the future.


CHRIS F00TE WOOD was born in Prestbury, Cheshire in December 1940, the first of four children of Helen and Stanley Wood from Manchester. The Wood family settled in Bury, Lancashire. Chris’s youngest sister, the comedienne, writer, actor and producer Victoria Wood, has several times been voted the UK’s funniest woman. Their late father Stanley was a successful author and playwright.

Chris wrote his first weekly newspaper column at the age of sixteen, reporting athletics for the Bury Times. He wrote for his college newspaper Courier, and edited the student arts magazine Northerner, making it profitable for the first (and perhaps the only) time. For 30 years Chris worked as a freelance sports journalist and broadcaster. He is now an author and publisher specialising in biography, and is an accomplished ghost writer.

He is the author of Nellies's Book: The Early Life of Victoria Wood's Mother (Sutton Publishing). Foreword by Victoria Wood; Baghdad Trucker (Northern Writers), and When I'm Sixty Four (Capall Bann).