Everton Books - Everton Treasures
David France & David Prentice, 2007.
Trinity Mirror Sport Media (UK) (202 pages) ISBN: 9781905266197
This is quite simply a stunning piece of work. It will stand as a very real and fine treasure in itself on Everton bookshelves. It celebrates a collection of rarities so precious yet in many ways so distant from the experience of most Evertonians, or the fans of any other club for that matter.
The David France Collection features some of the rarest treasures, of which, the 10,000 artefacts chronicle the pedigree of Everton Football Club, as well as the history of Merseyside and global football. This book is required reading for Evertonians, and it features club ledgers, cash books, medals, international caps and every Everton programme.
But any description of the treasures that were painstakingly and expensively compiled by Dr David France over his lifetime as an avid Evertonian simply doesn't do the David France Collection justice. But this book comes very very close. It brings to life in superb full-colour plates (on every left-hand page) a carefully chosen selection of items from the collection, with some excellent narrative and contemporary anecdotal information alongside.
Price: £14.99 Published: 31 March 2007