Portsmouth: From Tindall to Ball
Desert Island Books 1999
Portsmouth FC: The Official Centenary Pictorial History
Bishops Printers 1998
Colin Farmery is a seasoned author, having been involved in a number of collaborations and individual book projects. Click on the links below to sample some of his work.
A highly-researched volume, this book tells the story of Portsmouth FC from 1970 to the present day, featuring mini-match reports, line-up and statistical details alongside a lovingly crafted narrative. Click here for a sample
"This really is the most complete record imaginable ... This book is a valuable addition to the very limited library of books covering Pompey ... It will also be a constant source of pleasure." Portsmouth Sports Mail
In conjunction with Alan Knight and Peter Jeffs, this book tells the poignant story of Pompey goalkeeper legend Alan Knight, who played for the club from 1978 to 2001.
In partnership with Jeffs, this book was self-published.
Telling the story of Portsmouth FC's championship-winning side of 1949 and 1950, this book also includes detailed match statistics.
"Liberally illustrated with photographs from those heady days, the book is a must for any Pompey fan as well as being a fascinating insight into top class football half a century ago." The News, Portsmouth
"This well-researched and entertainingly re-told tale of silverware success should be enough to make this volume an essential purchase ... Farmery skilfully manages to capture something of the spirit of the age." Total Football
Book of the Month "Farmery's book lovingly recaptures the drama ... an era when a wonderful form of democracy operated in the game ... when most people's idea of a celebrity fan was Field Marshall Montgomery." The Times Football Handbook
Legend: The Alan Knight Story
Legendary Publishing 2003
In collaboration with Richard Owen and Peter Jeffs, this lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the south's most successful football club on its centenary.
“This wonderfully researched coffee-table tome stands as a proud testament to the best team on the South Coast” Total Football
"A WELL- RESEARCHED AND ENTERTAININGLY RE-TOLD TALE..."
TOTAL FOOTBALL ON CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND
The south coast derby is one of the most keenly contested, but the historical roots of the clash go deeper than merely football. This book tells the compelling story of two cities.
“Farmery’s unbiased and objective assembly of the facts … reaches some surprising conclusions. The book will reward those who approach the rival sets of fans’ claims for supremacy with an open mind.” Southampton Daily Echo
A revised and updated version of 'From Tindall to Ball', this book brings the story up-to-date as Portsmouth are now in the Premier League.
“Farmery’s narrative is not from someone who has relied wholly on research. It’s from the heart because most of what he’s writing he’s witnessed first-hand … All in all an impressive publication…” Portsmouth Sports Mail