Collingwood: A Love Story

Collingwood: A Love Story

by Paul Daley
     
 

Drawing on meticulous research and family history, this narrative tells the story of the Collingwood Football Club through the war-torn friendship of two of its early players, Doc Seddon and Paddy Rowan. As teammates in the early 20th century, Doc introduces Paddy to his childhood sweetheart, Louie.  Paddy and Louie fall in love, but are tragically

Overview

Drawing on meticulous research and family history, this narrative tells the story of the Collingwood Football Club through the war-torn friendship of two of its early players, Doc Seddon and Paddy Rowan. As teammates in the early 20th century, Doc introduces Paddy to his childhood sweetheart, Louie.  Paddy and Louie fall in love, but are tragically separated when both Paddy and Doc are shipped off to war. More than just a love story, this multi-generational saga recounts the battles that each man fought along the Western Front and explores the unique history of Melbourne as well as the decline of the gritty suburb of Collingwood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522858808
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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