LOCAL businessman Chris Perkins has published his own book on a life in the season of a Liverpool football fan living in Warrington.
‘Let’s Talk About Six – A Life in the Season of a Liverpool Fan’ is an “on the hoof” account of following the Reds during their record breaking season, which culminated with the club lifting the Champions League (European Cup) for a sixth time.
Chris, who recently set up his own consultancy company said: “I am a season ticket holder and have been since the mid -80s. It has always been on my bucket list to write a book, so what else was I going to write about? I picked a great season for it!”
The book gives an ‘on the hoof’ account of Liverpool Football Clubs record-breaking season. From pre-season through to the CL final in Madrid, the book is a running commentary of every game and every thought and feeling in between. It covers the many highs of the season, along with the lows, the celebrations and the concerns that every fan will encounter when watching their team.
Chris explained: “Every game is reported but in the context of where I am at the time, whether that be at the ground, watching on TV, listening on the radio or sitting on a beach.
“The diary format is broken up by a series of short interludes that talk about my personal path towards being a Liverpool fan in the trophy laden 1970’s and 80’s and the family trauma that formed this life-long attachment, culminating with my experience at Hillsborough and the way it affected me afterwards.
“There are a number of higher profile books out there at the moment, all covering the same subject. My book is a very personal, hands-on interpretation of the season, but will appeal to a wide section of fans who want to relive the experience as told by a fellow fan.
“I do not have a publisher, I am self-publishing this and trying to create a momentum for it by myself using influencers and social media and very little budget!!. The book is available on Amazon, but I have also managed to get it stocked in Waterstones Stores in the North West and I am currently talking to other potential stockists.”
The book has its own website and blog www.letstalkaboutsix.co.uk and is on Facebook (LetsTalkAboutSix), Twitter (@letstalkabout_6) and Instagram (@letstalkaboutsixbook).
Chris has also provided a couple of copies of the book for a competition. For a chance of winning the book simply answer the following question:
How many times have Liverpool FC Won the European Cup (Champions League)? Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address details on an email titled Liverpool FC competition.
Closing Date Friday September 27th.