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Paul Lake's book tops chart

  • 09 August 2011 15:18
  • Posted by David Clayton

One of the greatest players England never had, Paul Lake, has seen his autobiography shoot straight to the top of the best-sellers list.

Lake, now an ambassador for City in the Community, officially released the excellent ‘I’m Not Really Here’ last week and it is now the No.1 football book in the UK* and is available online or at the CityStores.

The book covers his entire City career, from his boyhood support to skippering the team for the first time during the 1989/90 season during Howard Kendall’s reign.

It is perhaps the events after he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in September 1990 that are the most fascinating, with Lake on the verge of full England honours and coveted by several other top clubs.

Like Colin Bell before him, his love of the club and a refusal to give up on his playing career resulted in an agonising battle to return to fitness that included numerous operations, all of which were ultimately doomed to fail.

A powerful, critically acclaimed story of broken dreams and what might have been, ‘I’m Not Really Here’ is a moving and compelling read.

Paul will be signing copies of the book at the stadium CityStore on 25 August (3-5pm) and the Market Street CityStore on 26 August (3-5pm). Further dates will be announced shortly.

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