Busy book signing at East Midlands Airport

Posted August 14th, 2010 in Uncategorized by wendy

East Midlands Airport was in full holiday flow last week when my co-author, Stafford Hildred and ex-Derby County and England centre-half Roy McFarland joined me for a signing of For Pete’s Sake at the  WH Smith Book Shop.

Courtesy of bookshop manager, Lee Larkin and thanks to the very efficient Airport PR Department, we sold lots of copies and Roy was in great demand.

He may be over 60 and a grandad now (sorry, Roy!) but he’s still a major attraction.

There’s a lot of talk these days about ‘legends’ but you only had to see how pleased fans were to meet him to realise that Roy is a true legend.

Grown men were quite overcome! “He’s my hero, ” said one.

We’re now looking forward to another signing at the end of the month (the 28th) at Waterstone’s in Derby and, of course, to the unveiling of Dad & Brian’s statue at Pride Park on the 27th.

East Midlands Airport signing with Roy McFarland and me

Posted July 28th, 2010 in Derby County, publicity by wendy

I’ll be signing books with Derby County and England legend Roy McFarland at East Midlands Airport in WH Smith on Thursday

If you’re flying from East Midlands and will be in the departure lounge around 2pm on Thursday, August 5th, we’ll be at the WH Smith bookstore, next to Boots. Drop by for a chat. See you there!

BBC Radio Tees with Ali Brownlee interview

Posted July 26th, 2010 in publicity by wendy

I’ll be on the Ali Brownlee show on BBC Radio Tees today from 7pm.

It’s always great to talk to Ali and I’ve been on his show whilst I was writing For Pete’s Sake. Now I’ll be back to talk about the finished book and to give you all some tasters from the book.

Tune in!

Scarborough visit via Middlesborough FC and Hartlepools

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in publicity by wendy

I went to Scarborough with my daughter Alex on Wednesday whilst dropping off For Pete’s Sake; The Peter Taylor story at Middlesborough FC and Hartlepools.

We had  fantastic time, it reminded me of when I used to go with Dad, Mum and my brother Phil when we we re little; we’ve always been in love with Scarborough and that’s something I’ve passed on to my girls, Alex and Laura.

Scarborough is of course mentioned in the book; the time we went with the Cloughs to The Royal Hotel when dad was Trying to persuade Brian Clough to go to Derby!

EXCLUSIVE ONLINE OFFER for UK delivery only: Buy For Pete’s Sake now!

Posted June 18th, 2010 in buy by admin



Vol 1: The Backstreets to the Baseball Ground

NOW available to buy for a discounted price of £15.00 including postage and packing.

My father was football manager PETER TAYLOR. I have spent the past year researching and writing his life and FOR PETE’S SAKE is the first volume of biography, taking him from a Wartime childhood in Nottingham to the top of his profession with friend and partner, Brian Clough, at Derby County. The second volume of his story will be published next year.

We are very pleased to offer FOR PETE’S SAKE three months ahead of the national publication date of October 4th for a discounted price. The recommended retail price is £17.99 but we are selling it to all you fans for the bargain price of £15.00 including postage & packing (to UK and NI adresses – for Europe and Worldwide please see below).

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Advanced book information: For Pete’s Sake: Volume One: The Backstreets to the Baseball Ground

Posted June 9th, 2010 in published by admin

The story of the ‘other half’ of Clough & Taylor, football’s most famous and successful partnership.

Peter Taylor and Brian Clough first met as young footballers at a pre-season practice match in Middlesbrough in 1955. If the lanky goalkeeper and the skinny centre forward could have seen into the future they would hardly have believed what lay in store for them.

That encounter led to a friendship and a management partnership that would conquer the world of football.
Football fans know them as Clough and Taylor; to Peter’s journalist daughter Wendy Dickinson they were simply ‘Dad and Brian’. Together they won countless honours, including league titles and two European Cups in consecutive years, a feat that will never be repeated.

After almost 30 years of friendship and spectacular success they split up, were never reconciled and never spoke again before their untimely deaths.

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Buy the book at discount rate from August on this site!

Posted June 9th, 2010 in Uncategorized by admin

The waiting is almost over and the book is almost complete!

“For Pete’s Sake: From the Back Streets to the Baseball Ground” will be on sale exclusively on this site from August, ahead of the official publication date of October 4th, 2010, at a SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE.

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Derby County Division One Champions!

Posted April 16th, 2010 in Derby County by wendy

Not this year but back in the 70s which is what I’m writing about today for the book on my Dad, Peter Taylor – For Pete’s Sake.

Dad and the lads were in Majorca with all games completed and Leeds and Liverpool had to play…any of the three teams could have won the championship and Derby were the outsiders.

I went to the Leeds v Wolves match with my Mum and brother. It was the most nerve-wracking night of my life. Read all about it in For Pete’s Sake.

Follow us on twitter!

Posted April 6th, 2010 in twitter by admin

Our new twitter account has been set up so please start following us.

Just go to twitter.com/petetaylorstory for lots of random tweets about the new book and upcoming events and news.

Website launched and writing continues!

Posted April 6th, 2010 in Writing by admin

I’m very happy to say that the official website for the book For Pete’s Sake: The Peter Taylor Story has been launched!

Writing now continues long into the night and I’m really enjoying writing about my Dad and finding out all these great stories from all his old friends and collegues.

Keep an eye out for updates, publish dates and lots more!