‘Suited and Booted’ – Available to pre-order now

After over a decade of writing, my fabled ‘mascot book’ is now available to pre-order, just in time for Father’s Day.

The book is due for general release on June 7th, with a launch scheduled at Sincil Bank that evening. More details of that event will follow shortly, but for now you’ve got a chance to secure your copy before it goes on sale on Amazon.

‘Suited and Booted’ tells my story, from my time as Poacher the Imp, my battles with mental health and how I found redemption through the power of the written word.

It tells of a golden age of mascot antics, before clubs reigned in the furry fiends. Featuring stories from the mascot grand nationals, Sincil Bank and Poacher on his travels, it’s (hopefully) an endearing look at a long-since lost element of the English game.

Behind the mask there was a darker secret, a battle against anxiety and depression that lasted for almost twenty years. Affecting my personal life, professional life and in the end my physical health, this is the story of how I used my football club and the mascot suit as a mask, both literally and psychologically, from the struggles I faced.

It’s a story of fun and frolics, of battling demons and hopelessness. It’s a story of supporting a lower league football club that never seemed to win, through play-off heroics, relegation battles and eventually unparalleled success.

It’s a story of redemption, on the field and in everyday life.

You can order your copy right now as it’s gone on pre-order this evening. There’s a couple of things to bear in mind.

The launch will be June 7th and after the initial launch there will be an hour or so for you to come and collect the book. If you’re available between 8pm and 9.30pm that evening then you’ll have no need to select the postage option.

If you need posting to the UK only, then there’s an option for that. It’s £3.50 (the book is too thick to be posted normally and will be sent as a small parcel). This can be added as an option when you check out.

This item will be posted out on June 7th and that means it will arrive it good time for Father’s Day… nudge nudge….

Every person who orders a copy between now and May 25th will be entered into a draw to attend the full launch, starting at 7pm. The event is in the early stages but I’m hoping for a couple of guests, some canapes and a bar too. Details will be firmed up closer to the time.

Is that your appetite whetted? Then what are you waiting for? it’s available to order below!

Pre-order ‘Suited and Booted’ here


  1. Congratulations on completing the book Gary. Can’t wait to read it! Keep up the good work.

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