New Magpies book landing shortlyNew Notts County publication One Flew Over the Magpies Nest is due to hit the shelves by the end of the month.
The 650-page book charting the past 50 years of the club is expected to go on sale to coincide with Notts’ home fixture against Luton Town at Meadow Lane on Saturday 29 October.
Author Paul Mace said: “It’s a publication to rival War and Peace. Over 600 pages, 250,000 words, 100 photographs and weighing in at just under 2kg.
“No other Notts County book looks like it, feels like it or weighs anything like it.
“There are over 100 hours of interviews undertaken with a variety of club legends from chairmen, managers, players and an individual supporters chapter too.
“The publication will reflect five great decades of this wonderful club of ours.
“There is a wealth of anecdotes, stories and memories – most of which our fans will read for the first time from the likes of Don Masson, Lee Hughes, Jack Dunnett, Derek Pavis, Sven Goran Eriksson, Tommy Johnson, Neil Warnock, Iain McCulloch, Brian Stubbs, Dean Yates, Les Bradd, Mick Jones, Mark Draper, Brian Kilcline, Martin Allen, Mark Stallard, Ian Baraclough, Dean Thomas, Trevor Christie and Howard Wilkinson to name but a few.”
More than 400 supporters who pre-ordered the book will be contacted shortly to confirm their collection or postal arrangements. Fans will be able to collect their pre-ordered books in person from the Notts County club shop on Meadow Lane.
A number of book signing sessions with the author and former players at Notts home games throughout November and December are to be announced.
The book is priced £20 and can be ordered in advance from the club shop.
Mace added: “Obviously the book makes an excellent Christmas present for young and old alike.
“I have made a conscious effort to ensure this book reflects a broad cross-section of all decades and appeals to all ages.
“Don Masson, Les Bradd and Brian Stubbs talk fondly about the seventies under Jimmy Sirrel.
“Howard Wilkinson gives a unique insight into the return to the top flight after a 55 year absence with Trevor Christie, Iain McCulloch and Brian Kilcline giving a players’ perspective.
“Neil Warnock, Tommy Johnson, Dean Yates and Mark Draper relive those wonderful Warnock years.
“Mark Stallard and Ian Baraclough talk about the Sam Allardyce Foruth Division Championship campaign.
“And, in the more modern era, Sven Goran Eriksson reveals all about the Munto dream alongside a very revealing interview with crowd favourite Lee Hughes."
Ahead of the launch, BBC Radio Nottingham commentator Colin Slater will be interviewing Mace in the Wheeler's Suite before the Luton Town match on Saturday 29 October. More details to follow.