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Geoff Lee

Another Rugby League novel on the way.

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Having now written four novels (One Winter, One Spring, One Summer and One Autumn) all with a strong Rugby League background, I am now pleased to announce that, except for the last page, I have now finished writing the fifth novel in the series.

It is set in 2002 and 2003 and includes such chapter titles as "Sam Was A Good Yorkshireman", "Taking Afternoon Tea At Bailiff Bridge", "Listening To Stevo And Eddie", "What's Up With Elvis", Meeting Eddie Waring", "A Day Out In Wigan", "A Tale From Knowsley Road" and "She's A Jehovah's Widnes"!

Number 5 will be published next year but for anyone looking for a Christmas present this year, I will be signing copies of "One Autumn" at a number of shops this coming week all from 11 'o' clock onwards:

Waterstones Leeds Monday November 19th

Waterstones Bradford Thursday November 22nd

Waterstones Huddersfield Friday November 23rd

WH Smith Wakefield Saturday November 24th

For those who prefer it, 'One Autumn' and my first novel 'One Winter" set during one of the worst winters in living memory are now available on Kindle.

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Potboilers rather than novels I'm afraid Geoff.

Try "A Family Madness" or "This Sporting Life" if you want a proper novel that features RL.

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Hi Geoff. If you're at the WH Smith in Dewsbury then I'd be happy to put something on the club website. We might even be able to get Roger Ram down to help!

Thanks,

Tom

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Well said BSJ

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A pot boiler is a literary composition of poor quality written quickly to make money. I first started writing One Winter in 1988 so the four novels have taken me over 20 years to complete. Based on that definition, I don't consider writing quickly to be one of my characteristics.

Neither do I consider myself to be in the same league as David Storey or Thomas Kenneally but I have done something neither of them have done which is a books signing session in WH Smith in their Dewsbury store and also on Dewsbury Market outside Dawson's Bookstall where a good selection of Rugby League books, including mine, can be bought in time for Christmas.

And among Rugby League people who have enjoyed my material can be included Tony Collins, Stuart Duffy, Ray French, Dave Hadfield, Tony Hannan, Steve Heptinstall, John Spellman, Mike Stephenson, Graham Williams and Dewsbury's own Stan Barstow!

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BSJ - somewhat pointless denigration of someone's efforts. If you'd said you weren't a fan and didn't like his work, then fine and I'm sure he would accept that. Very insulting to call them potboilers. Feel free to write something better.

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BSJ - somewhat pointless denigration of someone's efforts. If you'd said you weren't a fan and didn't like his work, then fine and I'm sure he would accept that. Very insulting to call them potboilers. Feel free to write something better.

When someone comes on the forum advertising their wares then I feel I have the right to comment. You may disagree with them but that's a forum for you isn't it?

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BSJ. - okay, all your posts are inane drivel.

Thank you for reading them, all the same.

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I thought one of the forum rules was not to try flogging stuff on here ?

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I thought one of the forum rules was not to try flogging stuff on here ?

Tom, John North says you've got to stop trying to flog Rams season tickets and replica shirts. It's the rules, apparently. :P

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Tom, John North says you've got to stop trying to flog Rams season tickets and replica shirts. It's the rules, apparently. :P

:lol:

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Indeed, as each forum is officially independent of the club it represents, all posts that promote anything other than the wares of site owners LPL would be grouped in the same bracket as Geoff's posts, including Dewsbury Rams matches, shirts and season tickets, and all of the BISSA stuff on the Bulldogs board.

Typically, we allow posts like the one Geoff submitted if the content is deemed to be of interest to rugby league forum readers and helping to promote the sport.

I reckon Geoff's posts tick both boxes and, as no report has been made against any of them, they're still on here.

If it all gets too much to bear then there's always the 'Ignore' button.

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SJS and Griff, take your mumblings back to Ward 15.

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What a sad state of affairs when an RL fan can't promote something of interest regarding our sport and heritage. Without these forums how do some of us find out about them?

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I look forward to BSJ's 4 volume set of "travels with my father (GOR)"

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I look forward to BSJ's 4 volume set of "travels with my father (GOR)"

I would like to point out that I am not in any way related to BSJ - there are no similar characteristics - all he does is moan and complain and bang on about the old days and ............ oh ! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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What a sad state of affairs when an RL fan can't promote something of interest regarding our sport and heritage. Without these forums how do some of us find out about them?

Right, I'll stop posting then.

Ta ta!

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Right, I'll stop posting then.

Ta ta!

Thought you might just be joking BSJ, but it seems you aren't - which is sad, because while I might not I agree with all your posts, they tend to have a valid point and stimulate discussion - and they are usually presented with good humour and the old fashioned cynicism which typifies the older and often long suffering supporter. As for the question of whether the site should be used to promote commercial ventures such as the Geoff Lee books - well I guess everybody will have a valid opinion. I haven't read his books, and aren't likely to, but then again I haven't read "this sporting life" either, and hey, what would I know, I didn't think shakespear's plays were as good as his films. It's a subject everybody will agree to disagree on, but i'd be disappointed if you gave this forum the heave ho as a result of it.

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Thought you might just be joking BSJ, but it seems you aren't - which is sad, because while I might not I agree with all your posts, they tend to have a valid point and stimulate discussion - and they are usually presented with good humour and the old fashioned cynicism which typifies the older and often long suffering supporter. As for the question of whether the site should be used to promote commercial ventures such as the Geoff Lee books - well I guess everybody will have a valid opinion. I haven't read his books, and aren't likely to, but then again I haven't read "this sporting life" either, and hey, what would I know, I didn't think shakespear's plays were as good as his films. It's a subject everybody will agree to disagree on, but i'd be disappointed if you gave this forum the heave ho as a result of it.

Grumpy, I reckon BSJ will still be reading this even if he has decided to no longer contribute to the forum.

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Grumpy, I reckon BSJ will still be reading this even if he has decided to no longer contribute to the forum.

Quite right, I am. Internet reception in the Nepalese foothills is even worse than Huddersfield, mind.

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Quite right, I am. Internet reception in the Nepalese foothills is even worse than Huddersfield, mind.

You are forever swanning off to exotic locations BSJ - haven't worked out yet whether you are david attenborough, michael palin or karl pilkington. :)

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Quite right, I am. Internet reception in the Nepalese foothills is even worse than Huddersfield, mind.

So you were only kidding. Pleased to see that you were. Not everybody agrees with all that you say, but the forum would be a poorer place if you weren't here to say it.

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You are forever swanning off to exotic locations BSJ - haven't worked out yet whether you are david attenborough, michael palin or karl pilkington. :)

I leave that for others to judge!

Just seen a big rhino but it was prettier than the one at 'Fax. :O

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