Celtic Triumphant – “With it being World Book Day”

“With it being World Book Day,” Celtic Curio tweeted this morning, “Tweet the cover of any of your – favourite, first ever, currently reading etc Celtic themed books.

I’ll start with my 1st ever Celtic book I got as a Christmas present. I would study the scores and line-ups from 1946-1986 “over and over”…

Highland Paddy gave his endorsement to Stephen Sullivan’s exception Sean Fallon biography ‘Iron Man’, saying: “Best Celtic book I’ve read, and there’s been a few.” JohnnyL57 agreed with that adding his own thoughts. “Fully agree. I have never enjoyed any biography as much as I enjoyed the Sean book. I actually cried when I finished it. What a man and how well Stephen Sullivan captured the essence of his life.”

Jim Greenan gave his choices. “My all time favourite Celtic book is “One Afternoon in Lisbon” also a great read is “That Season in Paradise” (published by yours truly – Ed!) another good one, few other classics on those shelves”.

“One Afternoon in Lisbon is a classic with Pat (Woods) doing all the research Kevin (McCarra) doing all the writing. Pat first met Kevin when he was a young man doing an exhibition in the Third Eye Centre, he tells me he was taken in with Kevin’s enthusiasm and had no hesitation when asked to do it,” Jamie F revealed.

Joe Bloggs City posted his selections. “Not Playing for Celtic Author: David Bennie Published: 1995 For me, the most enjoyable book yet written on being a Celtic fan. Lots of greater Celtic books, but none capture the ins and outs of being a fan as this one does. Highly recommended.”

“This was my first book I got.Tommy Gemmell was my favourite player and when I told my aunt she said “surely it’s Jimmy Johnstone?” Mark Nicholas added. 
“My first( I think) ?Celtic triumphant My favourite? Early Celtic. Currently reading ?The Sevenpenny gate, a lifelong love affair with Celtic,” posted Celtic Overall 1887. 
“So many good books out there, but this one is a must for guys like me who grew up watching in the early 70s. I can relate to so many things. It’s also fabulously funny,” Arthur Trubshaw added referring to ‘Not Playing for Celtic”. hoto below isn’t the best quality. 
Sam Moritz added his thoughts on this book: “Brilliant read from a Celtic point of view and also very funny,” while Joe Bloggs City commented: “Also it’s very hard hitting and doesn’t shirk from hitting various targets.”
Some of the other books and libraries of Celtic books are shown below…

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About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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