Aston Villa Through the Ages  
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All Aston Villa's History from 1874.

 
Description

 
This is a totally re-presented production of my previous Villa histories and replaces the earlier-advertised intention to produce a magazine series.
 
Aston Villa FC have more than their fair share of legends, and I feel it's time to properly record their feats: the 1957 FA Cup-winning team is virtually no more and even the last championship-winning side is getting long in the tooth.
 
A number of you will remember Villa Park's 100th anniversary celebrations in 1997, when a number of very old stars appeared on the pitch. Players like Johnny Dixon, Trevor Ford, Con Martin, Stan Lynn, and many more. They're all gone now, and as the fans of that generation also go, the memory of those players also leaves the scene.
 
Old-time playing legends such as Archie Hunter (still the club record goalscorer in the FA Cup with 34 goals) still fascinate people, and, indeed, such players left a story that reaches to a Villan's heart!
 
So, I am planning a radical departure from the format of my previous books, The Aston Villa Chronicles (1874-1924) and The First Superclub and have decided to produce a 10-volume hardback series of quality called Aston Villa Through the Ages. Each of the first 9 volumes will be centred around the players and particularly about a long-serving playing legend of the club.
 
This new Aston Villa Chronicles will cover the following "Ages":
 
The last (10th) volume will be an historical overview of the club's development from 1874 to-date including a special chapter on George Ramsay and William McGregor. It will include an index to the 10-volume series, and will also include summarised stats of the club's history.
 
Anyone who purchases all of the first 9 volumes will be entitled to receive,
totally free of charge, the 10th volume.

 
Each handy-size volume will contain: Pricing and Ordering

Each volume will be priced (if individually purchased) at £7.50 per copy (£8.90 UK postage included) - but please see the subscription plan on the right.
 

Further details will be posted here by September 1st, 2015.
When due, payment will be through PayPal or via a monthly bank standing order.

 

 
 To make a reservation (the series or specific volumes) or seek further details please mail John.  
 

 
 
 
 
Aston Villa books
by John Lerwill,
former Club Historian
at Aston Villa.
 
These books are based
on recent & deep original
research with fresh findings.

Famed local historian and Villa supporter Professor Carl Chinn, wrote, in his forword of the book The Aston Villa Chronicles,
1874-1924
:

The task that John Lerwill set himself is one from which most historians would have blanched. He has gone through thousands of newspaper reports, programmes and other forms of evidence to let the people from the time tell the story of Aston Villa.
 
That is the true measure of John's labour of love - he has brought to life the early folk of Aston Villa and rescued them from obscurity.

UK Despatch & Subscriptions
Plan
(£6 p.m. for 12 months
by Bank SO, or £18 per quarter
(3 payments) if via PayPal)
PLEASE NOTE that this is a temporary offer (see the bottom of this table).
 
Multiple (UK post) orders: The plan below is based on a one set order. However, if multiple sets are required to be posted to one address I can further reduce the unit cost.
Please contact me via e-mail.

 
Overseas customers: I can discuss with each applicant the terms depending on where located, but I suspect the best course for overseas deliveries will be through delivery of multiple sets
(3 or more sets).
Please contact me via e-mail.

 
Volumes 1 & 2, Ship Dec 2015 £6.00 due Oct 1, Nov 1
& Dec 1, 2015
Volumes 3 & 4, Ship Mar 2016 £6.00 due Jan 1, Feb 1
& Mar 1, 2016
Volumes 5 & 6, Ship June 2016 £6.00 due Apr 1, May 1
& June 1, 2016
Volumes 7 & 8, Ship Sep 2016 £6.00 due July 1, Aug 1
& Sep 1, 2016
Volumes 9 & 10, Ship Dec 2016 Nil further amounts due. Volume 10 free anyway to those who purchased volumes 1 to 9.

 
In other words, by subscription the entire cost would be £72.00
including UK p. & p.
- A total saving of £17.00.
 
If purchased individually each volume cost will be £8.90 per copy,
UK p. & p included.
(Total £89.00 for 10 volumes).


PLEASE NOTE: The total price of £72 will be held for all reservations made prior to 1st October, 2015. After that the total price will be £84 (that is £7 per month).

I am very sorry to announce that owing to the number of reservations received not meeting the minimum number, I have to cancel publication of this series.
 
I am, however, thinking about another development, so please
keep an eye on this page. Thank you.

 

I am very sorry to announce that owing to the number of reservations received not meeting the minimum number, I have to cancel publication of this series.
 
I am, however, thinking about another development, so please
keep an eye on this page. Thank you.