From the publisher:
'Tales From The Shed' is an anthology of 34 short stories and articles about Chelsea FC published in association with the 'Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out' to help raise funds for Stoll, the leading provider of supported housing for vulnerable veterans.
Having had the initial idea for 'Tales' in January 2022, editor Mark Worrall enlisted the help of fellow Chelsea authors, 'cfcuk' fanzine writers, bloggers and supporters with a story to tell and gave them an open brief and a four-week deadline to write an article related to the club they love. In alphabetical order, Chris Axon, Cliff Auger, Kelvin Barker, Clayton Beerman, RJ Bonaccorsi, Chelsea Chadder, David Chidgey, Daniel Childs, Alexandra Churchill, Vince Cooper, Kraig Dixon, Neil Fitzsimon, Jason Gibbins, Rick Glanvill, David Johnstone, John King, Martin Knight, Jonathan Kydd, Cammy McHarg, Mark Meehan, Walter Otton, Paul Radcliffe, Iain Rodger, Tim Rolls, Charles Rose, Richard Schaller, Neil Smith, Gary Thacker, Ken Turner, Rowanne Westhenry, Beth Wild and Chris Wright each provided a fascinating and unique 'Tale' and the resulting anthology makes for compelling reading. The timespan from concept to publication was eight weeks.
The cover artwork by Richard Schaller features much-missed Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins, the man who inspired Mark Meehan to set up and coordinate the 'Sleep Out', and in 'Tales From The Shed' the detail behind this and the link with Stoll is shared in full. Wilkins once said, "follow your heart and your mind will create" and this is exactly what Mark Worrall and his ensemble of Chelsea literati have done, followed their hearts and created a book that creates awareness of and helps a worthy cause and is deserving of a place on the bookshelf of every Blues fan.