Pineapple Books Ltd are currently finalising their biggest Forest project to date. The Historical Almanac is going to be the biggest and most in-depth project ever written about Nottingham Forest.The two volumes (1865-1939 and 1940-2015) will total over 700 pages on the club. Every player and club official from day one is being profiled, not just since we joined the league in 1892 (that’s over 1,500 people), with many rare and previously unseen photos. Every game is recorded from day one and the stories behind every season will be told, this part of the project alone will be around 175,000 words long!
But it won’t just be facts and figures. The stories of Forest’s founders, players and managers will be told in detail. Previously unearthed tales of sadness (the player who drowned in the Trent), joy (how Forest came to be presented with the League Championship trophy in 1919) and perseverance (who one player hitch-hiked to Nottingham to play during World War 2 while working on the Lancaster bombers) who be unveiled.
Did you know that an ex-Forest player was once given a Knighthood? Or that one was killed playing cricket against the MCC? Or that one went in to politics after his playing career ended but died at the age of just 40? And these are just some of the players who played during the 1860s.
The books will be available this autumn, in good time for Christmas presents and if you haven’t already paid a deposit, now is the time to do so. You can find out more details by visiting www.pineapplebooks.co.uk. These books will not be for sale in shops.
The Historical Almanac comprises two volumes, Vol. 1 1865 – 1939 and Vol. 2 1940-2015, these are A4 sized and will each be more than 300 pages long. Both are hardback and will be sent out in autumn 2013 and 2014 respectively. Each book will have your name and subscriber number printed inside. A £20 deposit is required with further payments of £20 in each of October 2013 and 2014. Cheques payable to Pineapple Books Ltd can be sent to the 246 Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce, NG14 5BD.