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Peter Seddon

The Little Book of Derby County

The Little Book of Derby County

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Through over one thousand fascinating nuggets of trivia – humorous, tragic, strange and utterly bizarre in turn – author and lifelong fan Peter Seddon captures the very essence of the wierd and wonderful world of the incomparable Rams.

For followers of the legendary Rams no phrase sums up the club more aptly than ‘it could only happen at Derby County’. This hugely entertaining collection of strange but true tales shows exactly why.

Discover the awful truth about the severed head found at the Baseball Ground, find out which Rams player was immortalised in a feature film and when bad light stopped play.

Whose wife wrote racy novels, which Rams striker almost wished death on the entire squad, and why ace-winger Alan Hinton was dropped after the worst televised miss of all time.

The entertaining stories and quirky snippets in The Little Book of Derby County are sure to amuse all football lovers, but in particular that special breed of fan who supports the redoubtable Rams through thick and thin.

About the Author

Peter Seddon was born in Derby in 1956 and was educated at Derby School and Leicester University, where he gained an Honours Degree in history.

He first watched Derby County at the age of eight and has followed their ups and downs ever since as a season ticket holder.

A member of the Association of Sports Historians and Football Statisticians, his interest in football extends to its very early days and his award-winning Football Compendium, published in 1995.

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