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Burnley fan’s day-to-day book on Premier League season
A VOW by a Burnley fan when his team won promotion at Wembley has led to him publishing a book detailing the joy and desperation of the club’s year in the Premier League.
Season In The Sun, has been written by Peter Haworth, 59, a lifelong Clarets fan from Briercliffe.
Peter’s day-by day account of Burnley’s year in the top flight is his attempt to capture the highs and lows, sprinkled with the humour of the fans, of those heady 12 months among the elite.
For Peter, who is married to Julie and attends matches with his 21-year-old daughter Stephanie, the book also marked 50 years as a fan.
He said: “I was eight when I went to my first match in 1959, the season Burnley became champions and I’ve been hooked ever since.
“Winning at Wembley in 2009 was so important for thousands of fans, especially for those of us who saw the club go close to extinction.
"I decided there and then to record each day’s events for the next year.”
Peter, who has worked in the weaving industry for more than 35 years and currently works WM Lawrence in Haslingden said the season provided enough drama to never leave him short of material.
Clarets legend Martin Dobson offered his help with the book and has written the foreword.
The first print run has already sold out at the Burnley club shop and new supplies are being printed.
The book is also on sale at the memorabilia stall in the market hall and at Badger Books.
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