Harlequins: The First 150 Years.


By Nick Cross
September 27 2016

With a foreword by Will Carling, the most famous living Harlequin and former captain of England, this book is a comprehensive season by season account of a club side that is internationally renowned. Even if you don’t know the Harlequins at the start, you will by the end. It is an absolute must read for fans not only of the Quins, but of rugby in general.

You can pick up a copy here:
Harlequins: The First 150 Years

And you can read all about it on my new website:
harlequinstatsandinfo.co.uk

It's been nearly thirty years in the making, so I really hope you enjoy it!

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Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
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Date: 27/09/2016 13:59

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Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Monte (IP Logged)
Date: 27/09/2016 17:21

I tried to auction a rugby ball given to me at start of BT reign signed by Will Carling and no one interested in him or knew who he was! That was at a prep school in Surrey fete!

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 28/09/2016 03:37

Thanks for that!!
RleQ (aka Nick Cross)

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: akb1 (IP Logged)
Date: 28/09/2016 09:00

ordered a copy yesterday, waiting for Amazon to deliver it tomorrow.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 28/09/2016 13:41

Great stuff, I hope you find it a good read
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: kwin (IP Logged)
Date: 28/09/2016 19:04

typical - you wait 150 years for a book about Harlequins' 1st 150 years ... and then two come along at once

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: adst (IP Logged)
Date: 30/09/2016 09:16

I ( and increasingly more like me ) dont buy from amazon ... esp. when book shops in london for example will be seeing up to 90% rates increases .....and online amazon pay zero ..... just saying
will seek it out elsewhere however



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Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
Date: 30/09/2016 13:50

Quote:
RleQuin
Thanks for that!!
RleQ (aka Nick Cross)

Apparently you've been a keen supporter of "the quins" for a long time rleq?

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
Date: 30/09/2016 13:51

Quote:
adst
I ( and increasingly more like me ) dont buy from amazon ... esp. when book shops in london for example will be seeing up to 90% rates increases .....and online amazon pay zero ..... just saying
will seek it out elsewhere however

Amazon don't pay rates on their warehouses? Fancy.

Of all the reasons to dislike amazon, that's the strangest I've heard.



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Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 30/09/2016 14:48

Quote:
RodneyRegis
Quote:
RleQuin
Thanks for that!!
RleQ (aka Nick Cross)

Apparently you've been a keen supporter of "the quins" for a long time rleq?

I have indeed - is there a problem with that?
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: South Stand Quin (IP Logged)
Date: 02/10/2016 09:00

RieQ - my copy arrived on Thursday. Really looking forward to reading it. Will wait until October half-term when I have the time to give it the consistent attention it deserves. As someone who's written a rugby book myself I can appreciate the amount of work that must have gone into it. Seriously well done.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 02/10/2016 14:53

Quote:
South Stand Quin
RieQ - my copy arrived on Thursday. Really looking forward to reading it. Will wait until October half-term when I have the time to give it the consistent attention it deserves. As someone who's written a rugby book myself I can appreciate the amount of work that must have gone into it. Seriously well done.

Thanks SSQ, your comments are very much appreciated
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: adst (IP Logged)
Date: 03/10/2016 12:46

Quote:
RodneyRegis
Quote:
adst
I ( and increasingly more like me ) dont buy from amazon ... esp. when book shops in london for example will be seeing up to 90% rates increases .....and online amazon pay zero ..... just saying
will seek it out elsewhere however

Amazon don't pay rates on their warehouses? Fancy.

Of all the reasons to dislike amazon, that's the strangest I've heard.

read and understand ... [url=http://[www.theguardian.com]]Business rates and online Am,azon[/url]

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 03/10/2016 13:14

adst - the difficulties of setting up accounts with bookshops precluded me from doing it as I am essentially working on my own. I will be trying to get the book into some local shops around the Twickenham area.
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Monte (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 11:40

Adst couldn't agree more try not to use Amazon ever support the Book People site. Good value and all local book shops. Amazon don't pay corporation tax here and pay peanuts to staff.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: akb1 (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 12:15

Received my copy, very detailed book. will enjoy reading it.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: adst (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 13:01

I understand fully all the problems Nick is going through with getting Distribution .. will definitely buy locally when he is set up ..no problem, just a principle of mine regarding Amazon (being an old git ) - supporter since 1960 when we played across the road on the twickers tin shack and on the old local council ground that.. became Stoop ...if that helps explain my stance ..so anticipating a good read about Quins - and my life ...

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: South Stand Quin (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 16:57

Quote:
RleQuin
adst - the difficulties of setting up accounts with bookshops precluded me from doing it as I am essentially working on my own. I will be trying to get the book into some local shops around the Twickenham area.
RleQ
There were a number in Richmond town centre that were happy to take my own self published rugby book (as Quins shop). Waterstones were really good at considering self published work as long as it has an ISBN number (both Twickenham and Richmond branches) - also worth trying the independent bookshop by Kew Gardens station.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 18:34

Quote:
akb1
Received my copy, very detailed book. will enjoy reading it.

I Hope you do!!
Cheers
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 18:35

Quote:
South Stand Quin
Quote:
RleQuin
adst - the difficulties of setting up accounts with bookshops precluded me from doing it as I am essentially working on my own. I will be trying to get the book into some local shops around the Twickenham area.
RleQ
There were a number in Richmond town centre that were happy to take my own self published rugby book (as Quins shop). Waterstones were really good at considering self published work as long as it has an ISBN number (both Twickenham and Richmond branches) - also worth trying the independent bookshop by Kew Gardens station.

Many thanks, I'll try them all out
Cheers
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Nigel_B (IP Logged)
Date: 04/10/2016 23:29

Wow. What a history. Nick who will do the next 150 years.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 05/10/2016 00:41

Quote:
Nigel_B
Wow. What a history. Nick who will do the next 150 years.

Well, I don't think it will be me but I have tried to give whoever it is a start!!
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Quin88 (IP Logged)
Date: 07/10/2016 16:57

Looking forward to diving into this. I feel for the postman who had to deliver it!

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
Date: 07/10/2016 18:04

Obviously been very popular sad smiley

Quote:
Amazon
We're writing to let you know that the following items have been delayed:
Cross, Mr Nick "Harlequins: The First 150 Years"
Estimated arrival date: October 08 2016 - October 09 2016

We're sorry for this delay in getting these items to you.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 07/10/2016 18:17

It certainly looks like it!!
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RodneyRegis (IP Logged)
Date: 10/10/2016 11:26

Turned up now, quite a tome!

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 10/10/2016 11:45

Hope you enjoy reading it RR
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: adst (IP Logged)
Date: 11/10/2016 15:06

Well done Nick ..the book is an Epic! ... quite unbelievable the length you have gone to in research is mind blowing!
Well done ...I'm tempted to complain that having spent one life following Quins .. I may spend another reading about it!

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 11/10/2016 15:27

Haha - that's true!! Glad you are enjoying it. Please feel free to do a review on Amazon for me, it will be appreciated!
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 06/12/2016 23:15

Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far. I hope you are enjoying it. As Christmas approaches, I'm sure it will make an ideal stocking filler!!
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 06/12/2016 23:21

It is on my list, hopefully it will materialise.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 07/12/2016 10:44

Excellent!
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: Bedfordshire Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 08/01/2017 18:12

Just started reading my copy received a s a birthday present. Not the sort of thing to sit and read from start to finish so I chose the BGate chapter as a start, a bit painful but very informative with all of the facts set down in one place. Thanks RleQuin.

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 10/01/2017 00:57

Cheers BB! Hope you enjoy the rest of it
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: ChipsteadQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 18/01/2017 16:49

RleQuin 150th Anniversary Quiz night ? , a spike in sales and plenty of new mates to be in your team .. win win

I had a copy bought for Xmas and enjoying go through it .. cheers

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 19/01/2017 14:55

Quote:
ChipsteadQuin
RleQuin 150th Anniversary Quiz night ? , a spike in sales and plenty of new mates to be in your team .. win win
I had a copy bought for Xmas and enjoying go through it .. cheers

Cheers CQ, glad you are enjoying it.

I'm sure one could be arranged if there is enough interest.

RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
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Date: 19/01/2017 17:18

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Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: gregory p (IP Logged)
Date: 01/02/2017 15:43

RleQuin

Did you persuade any local bookshops to stock your book? Or, is Amazon only?

Thanks

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 01/02/2017 18:53

Quote:
gregory p
RleQuin
Did you persuade any local bookshops to stock your book? Or, is Amazon only?

Thanks

Amazon only I'm afraid GP
RleQ

Re: Harlequins: The First 150 Years.
Posted by: RleQuin (IP Logged)
Date: 01/09/2017 23:41

Sales are going well and have passed the 400 mark.
I hope those who have bought a copy have enjoyed it
RleQ

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