Book an evening on Clough with Hamilton

SJA member Duncan Hamilton, left, the winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize last year, will reveal some of the stories behind his acclaimed book Provided you don’t Kiss Me – the tale of his 20-plus years of working with the inimitable Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough – at the Wimbledon Bookfest on Thursday, October 9.

The “kick-off” for around 90 minutes of conversation and rich anecdotes about life as a regional newspaper sports journalist in Nottingham when Forest ruled in Europe is 7.30pm at the Wimbledon Odeon, Broadway, Wimbledon.

Hamilton, now the deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post, will be in conversation with BBC sports presenter John Inverdale.

And to set the mood for their discussion and what promises to be a lively audience feedback, the evening begins with a 25-minute newsreel compilation of some of the magic moments from Clough’s mercurial career compiled by the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) from the ITV archives.

Any journalist interested in attending the event should contact Festival Co-ordinator and SJA Member, Michael Archer at or call 0208 947 2413.

We would also be delighted if you would pass the word on to any interested members of the public, who can book tickets at £7.50 each from our Festival Box Office at The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon – 020 8543 4888 or

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