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A football book from the 50's or 60's

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Jun 29, 2015, 8:18 PM

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This is a very long shot but worth a try. The other day I was reading an article about the Fair Isle and it reminded me of a book (hardback) I once read when I was a child in the late 60's. I would have been around 9 or 10 years old. I can't remember the title of the book or the author but I do remember what it was about.

I'm not sure if this was a story based on fact or just pure fiction, I would like to think it was some truth in the story. The book details a football tournament involving 3 islands, the Fair Isles and I think the other 2 islands are the Orkney's and Faroe Is. The book tells of a man that travels to the games on each of the islands, how he travelled and, I think, sort of match report, all described as a story. I can't even remember the mans name.

This probably wasn't a popular book, more of your schoolboy adventure type of story book and the illustrations were drawings rather than photos, a bit like a 50's style comic.

I'm wondering if anyone remembers this book, or if this was an actual event, if anyone remembers the tournament. As I say this is a very long shot and the book is probably doesn't have any value, and I know my description is a bit vague, but if this does ring any bells with anyone then please let me know.

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