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Even though he never donned a royal blue jersey, David France is just as important to Everton Football Club as those who did … Bill Kenwright
Beautifully crafted, Doctor Everton’s memoirs reflect his commitment to life as an Evertonian … David Prentice, sports editor – Liverpool Echo
Aptly titled, this biographical masterpiece will reinforce your blue pride … Michael Kenrick, editor – ToffeeWeb.com
After my 40-year exile, Doctor Everton renewed my self-esteem and my faith in humanity. After reading, Everton Crazy, I realize that mine is not the only life he has changed … Tony Kay, Everton & England
Part chronicle – part manifesto, this autobiography captures what being a Blue is about and what Everton should represent. It’s the most enlightening fan memoir since Nick Hornby’s ‘Fever Pitch’ … James Corbett, author – Everton: The School of Science.
One of my great pleasures in life is to know David France. ‘Everton Crazy’ gives readers the same privilege. It’s an insightful and candid read for everyone who shares his devotion to Everton … Simon Paul, editor – NSNO.co.uk
At last, we get to peek into the private world of David France. His love of Everton Football Club illuminates every page of his memoirs … Becky Tallentire, author – Talking Blue
This terrific book by one of the greatest Blues of all time is crammed with humorous tales, well-considered opinions and genuine devotion to all things Everton … Ronny Goodlass – BBC Radio Merseyside
All Blues are aware that Dr David France has written 16 books to tell the Everton story from different directions, established Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame to salute the men who made the club what it is and organized the most raucous celebrations in the football calendar, formed the EFC Heritage Society to promote the club’s rich history, registered the Everton Former-Players’ Foundation – the first charity dedicated to alleviating the medical concerns of old footballers and assembled the finest collection of football memorabilia in the world before transferring it to public ownership. Very few, however, know much more about him than his status of Doctor Everton.
This long-awaited and well-crafted autobiography provides a portrait of a man who has travelled the equivalent of four times the distance to the moon and back following Everton. It sparkles with the intimacy of someone peering through the mists of nostalgic romanticism, blind optimism and yearning for the lost Everton of his youth. With no little humour, the book captures the impact that six decades of majestic highs and humbling lows have had on an otherwise well-balanced soul.
Raised as a Blue by a Blue, his sparkling memoirs chronicle the role of the club in his life and its graduation from his childhood crutch to faithful companion. His tales are fascinating. They include hitchhiking to games in the Sixties and flying Concorde to them in the Nineties. Then there are his anecdotes related to fleeting meetings with Dixie Dean and TG Jones and friendships with Dave Hickson, Brian Labone, Alex Young, Alan Ball, Howard Kendall and many more.
Of course, there is much more to his life than his role as Doctor Everton. His personal journey is inspirational and this candid autobiography interweaves an incredible rags-to-riches story with a royal blue odyssey. Throughout sixty seasons and two million miles, his devotion to all things royal blue is incomparable. It’s unimaginable. It’s unrivalled. It’s proof that this book is aptly titled.
The author is lauded as Doctor Everton. Throughout his schooldays and apprenticeship on Merseyside, university studies in Europe and the USA, executive career in the US oil & gas industry, David France has been devoted to Everton Football Club. So much so that during his lengthy retirement in some of the most beautiful spots in North America, he introduced a series of trail-blazing initiatives to celebrate the club’s rich heritage and improve the lives of its old players. In 2011, Liverpool’s Freedom of the City Panel awarded him the title of Citizen of Honour for his services to football. He was the first person to receive this specific honour since Bill Shankly. The following year, he received an OBE for his services to football in the United Kingdom and Europe.