In 1951, Cambridge United was a lowly United Counties League football club, although one with huge ambition. As it prepared for its first season in the Eastern Counties League, it appointed its first full-time player-manager and looked towards the stars.
Supporters and players alike rolled their sleeves up and started work on the rapid rise that in 1970 took them to their promised land: the Football League.
Risen from the Dust, the second volume of Andrew Bennett’s brilliant Celery & Coconuts, the definitive history of an extraordinary club, takes readers on a breathtaking surge upwards through the leagues.
Created through painstaking research and told with Bennett’s eye for a story, Risen from the Dust reveals what can be achieved by a community determined to succeed.
It will be published by Lovely Bunch, the publishing arm of 100 Years of Coconuts, in October 2017.
Weighing in at 388 pages, Risen from the Dust is packed with illustrations and includes appendices giving all the statistical information any football could desire.
With a cover price of £19.99, it will be available to CFU members at a £1 discount.
Order your copy at Risen From The Dust , call in at the CFU caravan on a match day or email firstname.lastname@example.org.