Available now – Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves – advance copies

Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves is author Roy Calley’s long-awaited follow-up to his updated classic, Blackpool: The Complete Record. This brilliantly original, fully illustrated biography of the club is all set for publication on 20 April. [Please note: now due 26 April due to Covid-related postal issues].

But how do you become the first kid on your street to own a copy – before the book reaches the High Street or online bookshops?

An advance copy of Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves costs the same as a regular copy, but comes with a limited-edition Blackpool postcard, personally signed by the author. Only when you buy from Conker Editions.

Hampson, Matthews, Mortensen, Suddick, Green, Armfield, Ellis and Adam. Smith, Stokoe, Ayre, Grayson and Holloway. Atomic Boys, hooligans, boycotts and homecoming. 1953 and 2010. ‘The best trip’. Blackpool Football Club.

Every fan knows that supporting this club is the much-used cliché ‘rollercoaster ride’. Every success is followed by failure, every moment of hope followed by despair and every dream becomes a nightmare. It’s what being a Blackpool fan is all about. Blackpool supporters are not that different from any others, and the club is not that different either, but there’s something in the fabric of its identity that says that nothing will ever come easily.

Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves isn’t a history. It’s a biography. A manic dash around the seasons like a stream of consciousness. Getting into the minds of the players, the managers and the supporters of the club that defies normality and embraces controversy and crisis. Quotes, interviews, opinions and unusual stories. Like the Golden Mile, it’s brash and unexpected. Read, recall, argue and agree, but identify as a fan… because We Are Blackpool.

Click here for more information on Flat Caps & Tangerine Scarves – and to order your advance copy for just £15. 

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