The Swansea City Alphabet evokes the experience of supporting the Swans, the highs and the lows, the good times and the bad. In it you will find the club greats - and not so greats - and events, themes and experiences in the club's eventful past and present.
From Vetch to Liberty and from Ivor to Trundle, it reflects the life and times of a club whose condition is often serious, but rarely dull. A lively and fascinating book , The Swansea City Alphabet provides a wealth of information and anecdotes including the High Court Judge who had something in common with the North Bank urinals, the Swans great who was born in gaol and the pioneering goalscorer who ended up as a bishop.
A personal selection, but one that will appeal to all supporters of Swansea City, it is written with warmth and humour by a lifelong fan. It is copiously illustrated both from the author's own collection of memorabilia, and includes over 80 photographs.
Huw Richards is a third-generation Swans fan, an experienced journalist and a trained historian. He writes on the Swans and Wales for When Saturday Comes, as well as contributing to the Financial Timesand the International Herald Tribune, and is a regular broadcaster on sports issues. In 2005 he was short-listed for the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award for his book Dragons and All Blacks. Huw wrote the 1945-65 section of The Vetch Field: A People's History. He was also co-editor of For Club and Country: Welsh Football Greats, contributing the chapters on Ivor Allchurch and John Toshack. This is his sixth book.