This blog would not exist without the book The Quiet Fan - a football memoir that recounts the quirks of growing up in the 1970s and 80s as a fan of both Lincoln City (by geography) and Scotland (by blood). It also examines not only why football is so important to so many of us, but how we can watch and enjoy it in a more sane, less furious fashion.
The Quiet Fan is already written, but awaits publication at the crowd-funding publisher Unbound. In short, if enough people want to read it (and therefore pledge to buy it), then the book will appear in print. So if you like what you read here - the content is exclusive to this blog - then you will certainly like the book too. Just to be sure, you can read an excerpt here and buy a limited edition hardback copy to ensure that "this fast, funny, emotive memoir" (publisher's blurb) reaches a world beyond my computer's hard drive.
Thank you very much in advance for your support.
Previous books: For Whom the Ball Rolls (Fiction - 12 football short stories, 10 miscellaneous)
"A fine read. Plenderleith creates a bittersweet world [where] football can bring joy, misery and bewilderment in the same story." The Sunday Times
Rock n Roll Soccer: The Short Life and Fast Times of the North American Soccer League
"A compendious but vividly entertaining history of the League." Independent on Sunday (Book of the Week)
"Written with a raffish exuberance worthy of its subject." Times Literary Supplement