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Player-Turned-Author Is Saturday's Guest

3 October 2012

Steak… Diana Ross author and ex-player our guest on Saturday…

There are two topical reasons why David McVay, who made over a century of league and cup appearances for the Magpies in the 70s, is our special guest on Saturday.

One is that he's just re-published his book ‘Steak..Diana Ross’, written ‘from the inside’ and taking its readers into the dressing room and into players' social lives - so much so that it caused quite a stir when first published in 2003.

The second is that the book is the source material for a new play ‘The Diary of a Football Nobody’ which will have its first night at Nottingham Playhouse less than 24 hours before David is interviewed in Wheelers Suite by BBC Radio Nottingham correspondent Colin Slater.

David will be keeping that appointment after a book signing ceremony in the Notts club shop where ‘Steak…’ (to which some new postscripts have been added by the author) is on sale.

Playwright Billy Ivory, himself a big Notts fan, who has written ‘The Diary…’ originally linked up with McVay by contributing the foreword to the book which he describes with typical candour.

"Extraordinary, desperately funny and sad too," he says while McVay's own judgment is "It's about an era not just of football that can never return but  also a society and its attitudes, too."

To book your place in hospitality for this weekend’s game, email or call 0115 9557 241.

For further information, click here. 

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