How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup

"How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup" is the fourth novel by J.L. Carr, published in 1975. The novel is a comic fantasy that describes in the form of an official history how a village football club progressed through the FA Cup to beat Glasgow Rangers F.C. in the final at Wembley Stadium.

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image_caption = Cover of first edition - 1975
author = J.L. Carr
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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genre = Comic Fiction
publisher = London Magazine Editions
release_date = 1975
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media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 124
isbn = 904388026
preceded_by = The Harpole Report
followed_by = A Month in the Country

Like all of Carr's novels, it is grounded in his own experience. In 1930 as an unqualified 18-year old teacher he played a season for South Milford White Rose when they won a football knockout tournament. [Carr, J.L. "How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup." Foreword. Kettering: The Quince Tree Press.]

Described as the weakest of Carr's books it sold 2,124 copies and was remaindered. Rogers, B. (2003). "The Last Englishman. The Life of J.L. Carr." London: Aurum Press ] The novel was adapted as a play for eight actors and was performed at the Worcester Swan Theatre, the Leatherhead Thorndike Theatre and the Mermaid Theatre, London where it ran for six weeks. Carr, J.L. (1991) "The Passport Interview". Huntingdon, Cambridge: Passport magazine, issue 2. ] .

Carr bought back the rights to the novel in 1992 and reprinted it in an edition of 2,000 copies as the fourth novel published by his own imprint, The Quince Tree Press.

Publishing history

* 1975 London Magazine Editions ISBN 0904388026
* 1986 Grafton Books ISBN 0586063587
* 1992 The Quince Tree Press ISBN 0900847948
* 1999 Prion Humour Classics, Prion Books ISBN 1853753637
* 2003 The Quince Tree Press ISBN 0900847948


External links

* [ Quince Tree Press]

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