Date:11th August 2011 at 3:34pm
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That’s right. Son of John White, Rob White has along with co-author Julie Welch signed a copy of The Ghost Of White Hart Lane.

This is a really lovely book. There’s something about boys and their fathers when it comes to football. My first memories of Spurs were Saturday teatimes in the 1970’s. Dad took charge of the kitchen on Saturday nights and this invariably meant chips which for some reason he cut into ‘coins’ rather than well… chip shaped chips.

My job was to bring him in the scores for Tottenham (his London side) and Hibs (his Scottish side). I can’t remember the first time I went into the kitchen and referred to Tottenham as, ‘we’ but at some point I must have because it was in that front room sometime before the Generation Game came on one night that I became ‘one of our lot.’

This book is about a boy (about the same age as I was in the tale above) who’s father is tragically killed in a freak accident. A boy that has to go in search of a man he never really got to know.

Beautifully written from so many perspectives.

And you could win an autographed copy of it. Simply play my Audioboo and find out how…

Ghost Comp (mp3)