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Faithful Through and Through By Richard Purden

Faithful Through and Through by Richard Purden

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In the sequel to We Are Celtic Supporters, Richard Purden tackles takes a fresh look at Celtic's relationship with individuals who have had made a unifying and cohesive impact on the club, its support and the team.

Faithful Through and Through Summary

Faithful Through and Through by Richard Purden

Following on from We Are Celtic Supporters, Richard Purden tackles a variety of subjects in his second book Faithful Through and Through. Here he takes a fresh look at the people who have added to the wider culture, reputation and traditions on and off the park which have strengthened Celtic's position as a much valued institution. Purden talks to a selection of supporters, ex-players, managers and public figures, while travelling to a number of historical locations. While visiting the club's ancestral home in Ireland he discusses Celtic in the context of faith, politics and identity. The author channels the voices of secret millionaires, Irish troubadours, Scottish politicians and the club's most popular icons who take you on a Celtic odyssey in a continuing story that underlines why this team from Glasgow's East End personify a way of life that represents unwavering hope and positive life-affirming values around the world.

Faithful Through and Through Reviews

'The Celtic soul is all about the support & you'll feel & touch it here!' * Matt McGlone, Editor of the Alternative View magazine and author of Emotionally Celtic *
'This is a terrific, well written and beautifully pitched book, something football fans, especially Celtic fans have been waiting for; for a long time' * Andrew O'Hagan, author of The Missing *
'We Are Celtic supporters hits you in a flourish of green and don't need to be a Celtic supporter to find this book an absorbing read' * John Gibson, Edinburgh Evening News *
Celtic isn't something that happens on a Saturday - it is always happening in your heart, or soul, or way of life. Over and over we read that contributors have used Celtic as a moral or ethical compass in their lives. A place where they learned that style and brio matters even over substance and that the game (of life) is never over till it's over. * Des Dillon, author of Singin I'm No A Billy He's A Tim *
'The book is an incisive, thoughtful and necessarily partisan look at one of the world's most recognisable clubs' * *
'The book of the year... The book, like Celtic, is more than football' * Simon Dames, Catholic Times *
'There is no excuse if you haven't read this book' * Nathan Amin, *
'Hoops fans are well represented in this heart-warming book... He seeks out the people, passion and humour and what it means to support the club' * John Murray, Leith FM *
'An excellent book which is part social history and part contemporary snapshot of the diverse nature of the Celtic support' * Not The View *
A vivid and innovative look at Celtic and the culture of the club. Fresh, informative and entertaining -- Hugh Macdonald * The Herald *
A vivid and innovative look at Celtic and the culture of the club. Fresh, informative and entertaining -- Hugh Macdonald * The Herald *

About Richard Purden

Edinburgh born author and journalist Richard Purden grew up in a Celtic family with roots in Limerick and the west of Scotland. He has contributed to Four Four Two, The Herald, The Scotsman, Scotland On Sunday, The Irish Post, Irish Examiner, Scottish Catholic Observer, Sunday Mail and The Celtic View.

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Faithful Through and Through by Richard Purden
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