Keeping the Faith book
A sequel to the bestselling We Are Celtic Supporters, first published in hardback only as Faithful Through and Through, this is a fully revised and updated edition of the critically acclaimed book. Richard Purden takes a vital look at Celtic's relationship with individuals and institutions who have made a unifying and cohesive impact on the club, its support and the team.
Purden talks to a selection of supporters from across the globe, ex-players (Henrik Larsson, John Hartson, Pierre van Hoojidonk, Pat Stanton), managers (Martin O'Neill, Neil Lennon) and Celtic insiders (Matt McGlone, Willie Haughey) while travelling to a number of historical locations. The author discusses Celtic in the context of faith, politics and identity with cultural figures including actors (Peter Mullen, Martin Compston), screen-writers (Paul Laverty), troubadours, (Noel Gallagher and Shane MacGowan) and politicians (George Galloway and Jim Murphy), who take us on a Celtic odyssey, underlining why this team from Glasgow's East End personify a way of life.
Purden's insightful study of the wider culture of the Glasgow club is a worthwhile read for any follwer of the British game.' Four Four Two 'A vivid and innovative look at Celtic and the culture of the club. Fresh, informative and entertaining.' Herald
Author - Richard Purden
Paperback Published - 2015
ISBN - 978-1-910449-53-0