Mid-Atlantic, 10 April 1954: The Queen Elizabeth's crew commit to the deep a coffin containing the remains of Liverpool Football Club, relegated that day to the Second Division. Istanbul, 25 May 2005: Liverpool's heroes hold aloft the Champions League trophy, after the greatest final ever. Between those pivotal dates, the Reds touched glittering heights and plumbed the darkest depths. But what about the fans who followed the club every step along the turbulent way? On this journey of a lifetime, Neil Dunkin relies on the cast of characters including Shankly, Paisley, Dalglish, Benitez, Pele and even Ursula Andress...and the action swings from Liverpool to Rome, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, the High Andes, even the top of one of Istanbul's tallest minarets. Subject high acclaim, this title was shortlisted in the Best New Writer category at the 2009 British Sports Book Awards.
After his childhood and education in Liverpool and London, Neil Dunkin has enjoyed a career that has taken him from the North-West of England to Fleet Street, and descended into the underworld of newspaper sub-editing, receiving indoctrination in the black arts of this print jungle from a long line of wise scribes.
Depths Of DespairThe Messiah From Glenbuck18 Steps To HeavenHeartbeat Of A CityThe Scouse SixtiesSound That Rocked The World1966 And All ThatThat Scarf Is Somebody's Life28,000 HeadsPaisley, The Champion ManagerA Threesome In Rio: Pele, Ursula Andress And MeTarnished SilverBetter Than The BraziliansDeath In The AfternoonTwilight Of The GodsEagles Over The AztecaBack To The Boot RoomSpaced Out And Star StruckThe French Kopite Comes HomeOur Incredible TrebleCotopaxi 2 Kopites 0 (Match Abandoned)Liverpool Will Not Leave MeFrom Austria To EternityImmortality In Istanbul