Marching on Together Paperback – 23 Feb 2017
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'I very much enjoyed Marching on Together and was happily carried along by the wonderfully realised characters' --Louis de Bernières, bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Blue Dog
About the Author
PJ Whiteley, who writes non-fiction as Philip Whiteley, is an experienced author, principally about management. He has written extensively about how low wages are bad for business, as part of a bid to try to convince economists that society consists of people. PJ Whiteley's boyhood ambition was to represent Yorkshire Cricket Club. He gave up playing as an amateur a few years ago when facing the quicker bowlers became a bit too tricky, but still plays five-a-side football. He works from home full time as an author and is married to a sex therapist, so things could have turned out worse.
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They all are moved and changed by their visit and we are left wanting to have further knowledge of their present,past and futures I do hope the Author continues their tales.
A read you will return too again and again
Marching on Together is a gentle and cathartic read. It is a book to be read slowly, so that you fully embrace the many characters in the book and what they are going through. This is also a book that is incredibly difficult to review, without giving any of plot away. So, I will focus on what I enjoyed about this book, rather than the plot.
The book worked for me because it is a tale of six individual characters, six individual stories, that although are separate, are also connected through the running theme and love of football, friendship and family. It is their stories that we follow, all unique, all touching, and all completely absorbing. So, while reading Marching on Together I experienced what they were thinking and feeling. This is also a huge feat to pull off for any author, as every character had their own distinctive voice. Not once did I become confused as to whom was speaking to me. More importantly I actually felt like I was on the journey with them, that I was part of their group, that I was their friend. I was included.
The journey, both in the literal and literary sense, is a right of passage for each and everyone of them, and they all change because of it. It is also very hard for me to pick a favourite, for me to identify with solely one of these fabulous characters, but If I had to chose it would be Johnny and Petra. Johnny I felt immense empathy towards, a man who gets out of prison and is just trying to do his absolute best. I admired him greatly. Petra was also a hugely likeable character, a woman in a male dominated world who has a strong voice and presence.
Marching on Together is really a book about friendships, old and new, and that anything can be accomplished by marching on together. I enjoyed this book immensely and highly recommend it for those who wish to read a more gentle style of book that focusses on human nature, conversation and how we all interact with each other. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
I was not disappointed. Hugely enjoyable novel centered around 6 intertwined Leeds United supporters on a brief holiday to Belgium. Central themes are belonging, relationships, moving on, and the ups and downs of being a Leeds fan.
You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy this book however, as the author has cleverly intertwined the football references to give the mixed characters a common background and interest, not to serve as the focal point of the story.
I also enjoyed the very subtle use of the themes of forgiveness and redemption which wound themselves through the unfolding story .
For any Leeds United fan --this is surely essential reading ! For the rest of humanity , a compelling read and a window into true Yorkshire passion and strength .