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You'll love this because...
Your friend’s name appears on the front of this hilarious and informative Haynes guide to the beautiful game!
Your chosen name appears on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Name appears at top of every page
Hardback official spoof Haynes manual
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch
The Haynes Owners Workshop Manual format of book is something that just about everyone who has ever owned a car or motorcycle will be familiar with, and this official Haynes Explains Football book parodies the manuals by applying the same detailed approach with diagrams to explaining the world’s most popular sport! Full of interesting facts and also the all important rules of the game, this book is a funny gift for a sports fan, or a useful one for somebody who’d like to be able to talk about soccer with their partner or friends!
Your friend’s name will appear on the cover, and at the top of each page. You can also add your own personal message on the title page.
How to Personalise
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters, and a personal message of two lines, up to 80 characters.
Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated. Please be advised our Haynes spoofs are not the same size as Haynes car manuals. The books are personalised parody guides and measure 20.2 x 15.1 x 0.8cm (L x W x D).
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We’re constantly researching new materials to create more personalised books, so what you think matters! Tell us your feedback. From finding the book you were looking for to how easy your chosen book was to personalise – every little detail is important, so we can perfect your shopping experience the next time you return!
Karen J'Bair18 November
Whitty, funny - great gift for Christmas for footy fans especially those who remember the Haynes books!
Lorraine Durrant7 November
Haven't opened the book fully as it is for a Christmas present but from what I have seen it looks very good quality. Smaller than expected.
The book did not arrive at the time it was scheduled. My email and telephone call were responded to in a very impersonal manner.
Dr Ella M Burton
Joseph 24 January
I am from Australia. There is no tracking number provided once the book has been dispatched. The book arrived 3 days after the estimated time frame however, it was still in time for the event where the book was to be given as a gift. When I called In The Book, I was advised that it can take upto 26 business days to arrive. The service was acceptable.
Unhappy customer23 January
Book itself is great but is only…
Book itself is great but is only suitable for white little boys which seems unfair. all well and good personalising the name but if your child is of a different race or gender to the illustration, the book is pointless. Feels like this needs to be made clearer on the website.
Customer services not very understanding and slow at responding.
Jill Jones22 January
Have bought 3 of these books now so…
Have bought 3 of these books now so pleased with them !
Joanne Elliott22 January
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th…
I ordered a newspaper for my Dad’s 80th birthday - he was born on 7th January 1940.
When he opened the paper it was 8th January and also a Glasgow Herald which would be great for someone who lived in this area but not for someone who doesn’t.
I emailed the day after his birthday 8th January to enquire why this was and apart from an automatic reply to say I would be contacted, have heard nothing. Needless to say I am disappointed with the customer service I have received.
Karen Ashworth22 January
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson…
A beautiful book I gave to my grandson for his 1st birthday. Thank you.
Dr Strange22 January
Excellent service and product
Excellent service and product
Steven Dean21 January
Loved the book.
Loved the book.
Nicky G21 January
Excellent service. Arrived safely. Lovely presentation box. Very happy with content. Know my friend will love this. Good price too with Groupon voucher.