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Saturday 29 November
from 1.30 pm at
Newham Bookshop

Cover of John Lyall
John Lyall:
A Life in Football

is published in
hardback by
Apex Publishing
at £20

Book signing with Dr Phil Stevens
John Lyall: A Life in Football

From 1.30 pm, before West Ham v. Newcastle United

Legendary West Ham manager John Lyall, who sadly died in 2006, is remembered with affection as one of the all-time great football managers by former colleagues and football fans alike. Lyall was widely regarded as man of great integrity and is credited with laying down the foundations of the footballing beliefs and values of today’s West Ham United.

This new in-depth biography documents Lyall’s football career from West Ham groundstaff boy in 1955, through his playing debut, injury, and eventual steps into coaching and management under the watchful eye of Ron Greenwood.

A much-loved and respected figure at Upton Park, Lyall had a lasting influence on the club’s development and the team’s style of play and during his time in charge, West Ham twice won the FA Cup. Later, when Lyall took over at Ipswich Town, he led the club to promotion to the inaugural Premier League in 1991/92.

John Lyall: A Life in Football pays tribute to one of the most influential footballer managers of recent years and is a lasting legacy to a true gentleman and champion of the beautiful game.

Dr Phil Stevens has published numerous articles on a range of education topics. He has held fellowships at the London Institute of Education, Merton College, Oxford and the University of Tennessee. He completed a PhD at the London Institute in 1992. While holding senior positions in education, for 25 years Dr Stevens taught in schools, colleges and adult education. In the 1980s he taught in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. A keen sports enthusiast, he coached basketball, football and cricket, including a spell leading a successful Waltham Forest Schools U13 cricket team.

Born in Walthamstow on the East London and Essex border, Dr Stevens enjoyed a long and successful career in education, following a five-year spell as a firefighter in his twenties at Islington and Chingford. He played Devon league cricket for 15 years and football for Leyton FC, Chingford FC and the University of Liverpool. A lifelong West Ham and Essex supporter, Dr Stevens has recently taken early retirement from his post as Vice-Principal of a Community College in Plymouth.

Forthcoming events


Thursday 28 September at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Iain Sinclair: The Last London

Thursday 12 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

The Potato Show
An evening with John Hegley
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

Friday 13 October at 7.30 pm
at Wanstead Library

Lottie Moggach: Under the Sun
Redbridge Libraries’ Fabula Festival

Thursday 26 October at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Travis Elborough: The Vinyl Countdown

Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

The Gentle Author: East End Vernacular

Thursday 16 November at 7.30 pm
at Conway Hall

Michael Rosen: So They Call You Pisher!
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Friday 24 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap

Lucinda Hawksley
Dickens and Christmas

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Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place

Donal Ryan and Sarah Winman
in conversation

Mark Thomas: The Liar’s Quartet

Jacqueline Wilson: Wave Me Goodbye

Stuart Heritage and Jonathan Dean
Writing Family

Julian Woodford
The Boss of Bethnal Green

Will Ashon: Strange Labyrinth

Dave Randall: Sound System
The Political Power of Music

Peter Walker: Bike Nation
How Cycling Can Save the World

Eugenia Cheng: Beyond Infinity

Jake Arnott: The Fatal Tree

Michael Rosen
The Disappearance of Émile Zola

Fundraising event for
refugee charity Care4Calais
Poetry and prose readings with
Julie Christie, Niall Buggy,
David Calder, Andy de la Tour
and Susan Wooldridge

Book signing on publication day
Nadiya Hussain
The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters

Shami Chakrabarti discusses
the importance of libraries
Inaugural annual Lantern Lecture