Kingsholm: Castle Grim, Home of Gloucester Rugby, the Official History, by Malc King.

Rugby has been integral to the life of Gloucester since its club was founded in 1873, and the club and its iconic stadium at Kingsholm are world famous. After the documents of its history were deposited in Gloucestershire Archives in 2007 (almost literally its next-door neighbour) a team of enthusiasts, led by Malc King, set about cataloguing them and extracting from them the club’s illustrious and sometimes surprising history. This full-colour large format illustrated hardback book is the first product of their work, offering a comprehensive history of the club, its ground and its players. Hobnob Press has produced it for Gloucester Rugby Heritage, a charity which promotes community development and education around the city’s proudest asset. 2016, 304pp colour illustrated hardback, £19.95, ISBN 978-1-906978-39-6. NOTE: This title is not sold by me, but is available from Gloucester Rugby Club.

The Legacy, by Sally Guise

A light hearted account of life in an English country house, Elmore Court near Gloucester, in the late 1900s and early 2000s, where the Guise family (one of the oldest families in England) lived - deeply committed to their local community. . . and probably the last time the house will ever be used as a family home. Completed shortly before the author’s death and published on behalf of her family. August 2017, 96 pages, colour illustrations, casebound, large format, £10.00, ISBN 978-1-906978-16-7. 

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