Following on from Aurum's successful sports humour title in winter 2006, "Peter the Lord's Cat", we bring you a football equivalent for winter 2007. "Pickles the World Cup Dog" is a beautifully-designed small gift book which offers an eccentric gallery of over 200 footballing obituaries. This original collection concentrates on the more unusual subjects, from celebrities (Rod Hull - death by TV football); inventors (Charles Goodyear, without whom the manufacture of bladder footballs and the development of the modern game would not have been possible); literary greats (Albert Camus, goalkeeper turned novelist who 'owed everything to football'); god's creatures (Toby the Sheep, Morton FC's club mascot who drowned in the club bath); musicians (Elgar, an avid Wolves fan who wrote the first football 'chant'); and murders (referee William Ernest Williams killed in 1912 by a disgruntled player); and of course the much lamented mongrel Pickles, the '66 world cup hero who discovered the stolen cup under a bush in South Norwood before garrotting himself on his own leash in pursuit of a neighbour's tabby. This work does for football what Aurum's successful "Peter the Lord's Cat" did for cricket. It offers an original collection of 200 football-related obituaries, full of surprising and eccentric entries. It is available in a beautifully produced miniature hardback. It is an ideal gift book for football fans.