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Brian Williams will be at Newham Bookshop signing copies of his new book Nearly Reach the Sky: A Farewell to Upton Park prior to kickoff at the West Ham v Crystal Palace game. 

Nearly Reach the Sky is a frank and funny take on the travails of a die-hard football supporter, Williams takes a nostalgic look back at some of the great players, great triumphs and calamities that have marked West Ham’s time at Upton Park, exploring the club’s influence on its fans, the East End and football as a whole over the course of a lifetime.

Fever Pitch for the Premier League generation, Nearly Reach the Sky is an anecdotal journey through the seminal goals, games, fouls and finals, told with all the comedy, tragedy and irrationality fans of any team will recognise. This is a witty, fond, passionate and poignant tribute to the end of an era at Upton Park, as well as a universal meditation on the perks and perils of football fandom.

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Getting there 745-747 Barking Road London E13 9ER

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