Linenhall barrister Gareth Roberts is celebrating after the publication of his second novel

Linenhall Barrister Gareth’s second novel ‘Whatever Happened to Billy Parks?’ is a vivid and engaging story of wasted talent, second chances, family, friendship, and, of course, the beautiful game. October 17th 1973: the greatest disaster in the history of English football.

Mr Roberts said he wanted to write a football book that went beyond the stories celebrating footballers as glamorous or focused on the pursuit of glory.

“I asked myself why I watched the game,” said Mr Roberts. “The short answer is for the thrill of the seeing the ball hit the back of the net. But it’s more than that.”

Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? is published by The Friday Project and is available on Amazon.

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