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Norman Giller (born 18 April 1940 Stepney, East End, London) is a prolific English author, a sports historian and television scriptwriter.

With eighty-seven books to his name, Norman Giller is a prolific author who served his writing apprenticeship as a notable Fleet Street journalist. He was chief football reporter with the Daily Express in London (1964—74), and has been a freelance writer since leaving Fleet Street in 1974. He was 14 years a member of the This Is Your Life scriptwriting team, and has devised several television series including Who's the Greatest? (ITV, 1980s), The Games of 48 and Over the Moon, Brian (ITV 1990s), Petrolheads (BBC2 2006); he co-produced 63 editions of Stand and Deliver (Sky TV, 1990s), and has been scriptwriter and co-producer with Top Gear director Brian Klein of more than 50 sports-based videos/DVDs, featuring celebrities such as Gordon Ramsay, Ray Winstone, Alan Hansen, John Motson, Dickie Bird, Frank Bruno, Frankie Dettori, Lawrence Dallaglio, Harry Carpenter, and Jimmy Greaves. His output has also included crosswords and puzzle games with The Times, Daily and Sunday Express, The Sun, Sunday Telegraph and London Evening News.

Giller was the argument-settling Judge of The Sun for ten years, and he and his sports statistician son Michael set the 2,000 questions for the DVD version of Football Trivial Pursuit. With his then partner Peter Lorenzo and associate Malcolm Rowley, Giller created one of the first major pub quiz competitions in 1974. It was called What's Yours? and had 64 competing pubs in a series sponsored by the Charrington's chain in south-east England.

His 81st book was a collaboration with Pelé and Gordon Banks and in partnership with their UK agent Terry Baker, a limited edition featuring an in-depth look at their careers and, in particular, the famous Banks save against Pelé for England against Brazil in the 1970 World Cup finals. Giller has a regular Fleet Street nostalgia blog at the Sports Journalists' Association website

Giller's 82nd book is The Lane of Dreams, which is a complete history of the Tottenham Hotspur ground at White Hart Lane before the bulldozers move in. The book is introduced by two Spurs legends, Jimmy Greaves and Steve Perryman. It is a self published book by Giller, who experimented by having the second-half written on line by Tottenham supporters. Giller provided the facts; the fans provided the feelings. His 83rd and 84th books are being published this summer and both have a Tottenham link and have been written in collaboration with his sports statistician son, Michael Giller, and leading sports agent Terry Baker: Jimmy Greaves At Seventy [1] and The Golden Double [2], the story of Tottenham's historic League and FA Cup triumph in 1960-61. Giller's 86th book has a World Cup 2010 theme. Giller, whose 50-year writing career started with a typewriter and carbon paper, has without assistance set up his own website as he attempts to keep a toehold in the modern world. In August 2010 he embarked on a contract to write six limited-edition nostalgia sports books in six months for A1 Sporting Books, and by mid-September had completed Chopper's Chelsea in collaboration with former Stamford Bridge captain Ron Harris, and Hammers-80, the story of West Ham United's FA Cup success of 1979-80, introduced by Sir Trevor Brooking.

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Total Books: 57
The Ali Files His Fights His Foes His Fees His Feats His Fate
Mike Tyson The Release of Power
2013 - Mike Tyson the Release of Power (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781909040243
ISBN-10: 190904024X
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

The Lane of Dreams A Complete History of White Hart Lane
2009 - The Lane of Dreams a Complete History of White Hart Lane (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780954324346
ISBN-10: 095432434X

Footballing Fifties When the Beautiful Game was in Black and White
2007 - Footballing Fifties When the Beautiful Game Was in Black and White (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781906217259
ISBN-10: 1906217254
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Football and All That
2005 - Football and All That (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780340835890
ISBN-10: 0340835893
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Billy Wright A Hero for All Seasons
2002 - Billy Wright a Hero for All Seasons (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781861055286
ISBN-10: 1861055285

Dennis Compton
2001 - Dennis Compton (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233992594
ISBN-10: 0233992596
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors

2000 - Mrheartbreaker (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780233999333
ISBN-10: 0233999337

The Judge
1997 - The Judge (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780233991344
ISBN-10: 0233991344

Carry on Doctor
1996 - Carry on Doctor (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233990279
ISBN-10: 0233990275

Carry on England
1996 - Carry on England (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233990286
ISBN-10: 0233990283

Carry on Loving
1996 - Carry on Loving (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233990293
ISBN-10: 0233990291

Carry On Up the Khyber the Wickedly Funn
1996 - Carry on Up the Khyber the Wickedly Funn (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780233990309
ISBN-10: 0233990305

Carry on Abroad
1996 - Carry on Abroad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233990316
ISBN-10: 0233990313

Carry on Henry
1996 - Carry on Henry (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233990323
ISBN-10: 0233990321

Sun Book of Name Games
1996 - Sun Book of Name Games (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752203492
ISBN-10: 0752203495

Don't Shoot the Manager
1994 - Don't Shoot the Manager (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852839628
ISBN-10: 1852839627

The Sixties Revisited
1993 - The Sixties Revisited (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781852915360
ISBN-10: 1852915366

Crown of Thorns
1992 - Crown of Thorns (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781852831493
ISBN-10: 1852831499

World Cup Special
1990 - World Cup Special [Saint Greavsie Football Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780091746292
ISBN-10: 0091746299

The Ten Greatest Test Teams
1989 - The Ten Greatest Test Teams (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780283997532
ISBN-10: 0283997532

1982 - The Boss [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
1981 - The Ball Game [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
1980 - The Final [Coronet Books] (Paperback)
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