This section has two parts.

Part one: books about Hull City AFC, arranged in date order.

Part two: autobiographies & biographies of City players and managers, arranged by surname.


Books about Hull City AFC

eltonHull City: A Complete Record 1904-1989

Chris Elton

Breedon Books, Derby, 1989


Essential record of matches, players and managers: “A volume which will answer just about any question one could ask on the Tigers’ story.”


superclubsSuperclubs Unofficial Soccer Yearbook 98/99 for Supporters of Hull City

Dempsey Parr, Bristol, 1998


A diary/general information book, one produced for every British club: “A unique compendium to the season ahead.”


book The Hull City Saga

David Bond

Breedon Books, Derby, 1999


A thematic overview of City’s history by the Hull Daily Mail football reporter: “David Bond’s book reflects on the Tigers’ fluctuating fortunes throughout the 20th century.”


tiger talesTiger Tales

Mike Peterson

Yore Publications, Harefield, 2000


An essential who’s who of Hull City’s players.



peterson farewellFarewell to Boothferry Park

Mike Peterson

Arenasport Publications, 2002


A thematic reminiscence of Boothferry Park.


official season reviewHull City AFC Official Season Review 2003/2004

Hull City AFC, 2004


Club’s statistical account of the season that saw promotion from Division 3.



peterson A Century of City

Mike Peterson

Yore Publications, Harefield, 2005


The essential, centenary history of the club: “As well as a detailed narrative… there’s a comprehensive statistical analysis of each season, with details of every player to have worn a City shirt.”


img082 “Meet Me on Bunker’s Hill!”

David Bond

Tykesport Publications, Hull, 2006


An anecdotal history of Hull City by the local football journalist: “The book contains an offbeat and revealing look at the club’s history.”


behind the tigersBehind the Tigers

Paul Edgar

Hull City AFC, 2007


A photographic, behind the scenes memoir of the opening months City’s 2007/08 Championship campaign: “Taken by award-winning photographer Paul Edgar who was granted unlimited access to the management, players and backroom staff.”


clarkFrom Boothferry to Wembley

Gary Clark

Riverhead Publishing, Hull, 2008


Fan-written account of forty years of City’s turbulent history.



quizThe Official Hull City AFC Quiz Book

Chris Cowlin and Kevin Snelgrove

Apex Publishing, Clacton on Sea, 2008


“Impress your family and friends with your knowledge by answering the 800 challenging questions in this quiz book.”


fieldhouseFrom Bust to Boom

John Fieldhouse

Great Northern Books, Ilkley, 2009


A personal account from the Hull Daily Mail reporter: “The extraordinary, but true, story of Hull City and the decade that has seen them go from the verge of extinction to the Barclays Premier League.”


img083 Living the Dream

Paul Edgar

Hull City AFC, 2009


A photographic, behind the scenes memoir of City’s first-ever season in the top flight: “The end result from this fascinating journey is a stunning set of images from deep inside the Tigers’ camp which capture all the drama of this historic campaign.”


img090Now Tigers!

Nicholas Turner

Paul Gibson, 2012


The history of Hull City from its formation to the First World War: “This detailed and comprehensive examination of the club’s earliest years is illustrated with dozens of rare and previously unseen images.”

turnerHull City in the 1920s

Nicholas Turner

Paul Gibson, 2014


The second in Turner’s history of City: “Hull City continue their attempts to ain promotion to Division One and fulfil the dreams of their fans and founders.”


Autobiographies & biographies of City players and managers

bullardJimmy Bullard

(with Gershon Portnoi)

Bend It Like Bullard

Headline, London, 2014


Everyone’s (?) favourite cheeky chappie: “Jimmy has racked up an amazing collection of tales and pranks both on and off the football front-line.”



hargreavesChris Hargreaves

Where’s Your Caravan?

Friday Books, London, 2011


Praises the City fans for their support in his time with the club when he didn’t click as a striker: “The sort of memoir we don’t see enough of these days – an account of life in the lower leagues.”


deanoDean Windass

(with Simon Parker)

Deano: From Gipsyville to the Premership

Great Northern Books, Ilkley, 2007


The first edition, prior to the play-off victory. “His colourful journey takes in the tunnel bust-ups and training ground nonsense, the card schools and childish banter.”


Can you help add to this section of the museum?

If you have books not thus far included, for each one please provide:

– a cover scan cropped to size (or internet download if the quality is good)
– publication details (author(s)/title/publisher/where published/date/pagination)
– a few words about the book/quote from the publisher’s blurb

(As you see, we want the format of the entries to be consistent.)

Then e-mail these details to The Trust Secretary.  (If you have a number of books whose details you can provide to us, and want to do this over a period of time, let us know what titles you’re dealing with and we’ll post them here to prevent duplication of effort.)



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