Cloughie book evening – with added content

The organisers of the Duncan Hamilton book evening in Wimbledon next Thursday, October 9 – as previously reported here by – have now an additional element to the event.

Host John Inverdale will be interviewing AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson about the meteoric rise of the club now just two promotions away from the Football League – only six years after they replaced MK Dons as the local team in Wimbledon.

Hamilton, 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.

The event kicks off at 7.30pm at the Wimbledon Odeon, Broadway, Wimbledon, with a 25-minute newsreel compilation of some of the magic moments from Clough’s mercurial career.

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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