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Debut book publication by alumnus Gareth Dace (class of 1999)

Gareth Dace
Gareth Dace

Alumnus Gareth Dace (class of 1999) has annouced the publication of his debut book, due out in April 2024, entitled 'Is Gascoigne Going to Have a Crack?'. With the clue in the title, the book explores the fortunes of Tottenham Hotspur, Gareth's beloved club, during the 1990's. 

Writing is very much a hobby for Gareth and his passion dates back to the inspiring English lessons he attended at Dame Alice Owen's.  While the content will of course be of most interest to Tottenham fans, within each chapter Gareth discusses his own personal experiences supporting Spurs whilst attending a school with such strong links to Islington and Arsenal FC. 

He describes the often-chastening ordeal of coming into school on a Monday morning following a defeat, while arch-rivals Arsenal (always well supported at school) were doing much better. 

The photo of Gareth shared here and included in the book relates to a mischievous redecoration of the FA Cup trophy - "Our school had many historical and personal connections to Arsenal; one of the Science teachers, a big Arsenal fan, managed to arrange for the FA Cup and League Cup - both in their possession that season - to be brought into school with students able to have their picture taken with them. Needless to say, I draped my navy and white-bar scarf across the red and white ribbons.". 

Despite being an Arsenal fan myself, I am obliged to share news of this exciting publication for Gareth and invite you to support his upcoming book!

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