This is a large-format book (A4 landscape), containing short anecdotes from fans, players, referees, coaches, grouped into loose categories. However, while the excellent and evocative photographs are indexed and titled, the stories themselves have no names attached to them.
A bit of thought can help identify some of the more famous names involved, but the contributions would be more satisfying if an identity could be put to them.
However, there is much fun to be had with these tales, although they are very much for those who already follow the sport to appreciate. Many of them are affectionate tales of minor personal interest or attempts to convey the everyday experiences, rather than major moments in the history of Rugby League.
The book as a whole builds a 'feel' for how the sport was for those who love it, from the some very early days, right up to the early Nineties. A second volume was published in 1995, on the eve of momentous events for Rugby League, so maybe a third volume could be a project worth doing.
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