Almanac Books: New and Recent Releases by friends of the Footy Almanac



Recently the Footy Almanac has promoted, previewed and reviewed some new book releases by friends of the Almanac community. Below is a list of some of these publications which all make excellent reading and, of course, wonderful Christmas gifts.


For information about the the book, click on the title.


Please note, all sales will be undertaken through the writers and their publishers. The books will not be for sale through the Almanac shop.


Crops, People, Money & You – Kate Burke




The Summer of Barry – Michael Sexton




Shelf Life – Gideon Haigh




George Giffen: A Biography – Bernard Whimpress




On the Premiership Trail – More Travels in Victorian Country Football  by Paul Daffey




Albert “Pompey” Austin: A man between two worlds – Roy Hay




Lament – Nicole Kelly




Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century: The 100 Greatest Victories 1897 – 1996  – Peter Carter




Strange Game in a Strange Land – Damian Balassone




Sacredly Profane – Kevin Densley



State of Origin: 40 Years 1980 – 2019  –Liam Hauser




Flags, Spoons & Knives: An Inside View of the West Adelaide Football Club – Lee Harradine




The Golf Courses of Vern Morcom – Toby Cumming




1989 – Tony Wilson




A view of Australia from fine leg – Craig Dodson




The Big O: The Life and Times of Olsen Filipaina  –Patrick Skene




Belief – Dave Warner




Over my Dead Body – Dave Warner




The Comeback Summer – Geoff Lemon




Death in a Matchbox – Steve Rogers




Taking it to the Streets: The Second Life of the Newtown RLFC – Glen Dwyer




Born to Play: The Barry Davis Story – Ken Davis




Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest Players from VFL Days ….told through Footy cards  – Neil Cole and Graeme Dickenson 





The Frank Tarrant Story: Cricket’s Forgotten Pioneer – Mike Coward




The Death of Fitzroy Football Club: The Story of Fitzroy’s demise in the words of the men and women who lost their club – Russel Holmesby




Biff: Rugby league’s infamous fights  – Glen Humphries



The Tigers (Covid) Almanac 2020 will be published in the coming weeks. It will have all the usual features – a game by game account of the Tigers season – and will also include some of the best Almanac writing from the Covid winter.  Pre-order now HERE



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  1. I’d like to thank the Footy Almanac for giving writers such as myself the opportunity to promote our books.
    All the very best to my fellow authors with your Xmas sales.

  2. Kevin Densley says

    Thank you to The Footy Almanac for its constant support of writers – and congratulations to all my fellow authors here!

  3. Richard Kane says

    We might also add Tony Wilson’s 1989 and two by Dave Warner. His latest crime novel, Over my Dead Body and his Marlion Pickett bio, Belief.

    Congrats to all Almanacers with books published this year and friends of the Almanac as well!

  4. Congrats fellow authors- unfortunately,Covid has slowed down the arrival of my upcoming book
    ( I admit it’s a weird feeling of satisfaction seeing your name on the front ) my copies will hopefully arrive late,December admittedly frustratingly missing a lot of the x mas sales but that’s life

  5. As fellow Almanacas know, I have written 11 baseball books of which 3 have been published so far. Like Malcolm, I really enjoy seeing my name on the cover of them. However numerous problems with my editor and publisher have resulted in my sending out via email to all interested parties. I’m happy to say we’re sending out numerous emails per week The most rewarding part is the fantastic feedback I’m receiving about them.

  6. Congratulations everyone to have written or created a book.
    I find that amazing.

    Best wishes with your stories.

  7. Daryl Schramm says

    Birthday followed by Christmas coming up. Might have to send the link to a few prospectives.

  8. Congrats to all.
    I have already read of few of those listed.
    Currently enjoying Nicole Kelly’s “Lament”.

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