Author of Rugby Book of the Year will be at Putney Library
As part of the Wandsworth Heritage Festival , Stephen Cooper author of The Final Whistle, will be at Putney Library* at 6.30pm on 12th June 20.13 His book presents the story of 15 men killed in the Great War.
All played rugby for one London club; none lived to hear the final whistle. Rugby brought them together; rugby led the rush to war. They came from Britain and the Empire to fight in every theatre and service, among them a poet, playwright and perfumer. Some were decorated and died heroically; others fought and fell quietly. Together their stories paint a portrait in miniature of the entire War.
This event if free but booking is essential -
Please see a member of the lbrary staff
Stephen's book has been nominated for The Times British Sports Book of the Year. This award will be decided by an online vote. Voting closes June 7th and can be done a www.britishsportsbookawards.co.uk/vote-for-the-times-sports-book-of-the-year
* Putney Library 5-7 Disraeli Rd, SW15 2DR
May 30, 2013