It’s a stocking filler that many Pompey fans might be getting this Christmas - but Santa is unlikely to be delivering it to many homes at the other end of the M27.
Portsmouth publisher Life Is Amazing has produced A Pompey Person’s Guide To Everything GREAT About Southampton - a guide book with a difference. After a brief introduction, every page is blank. Or nearly, as there is some information about the old rivalry between Pompey and Saints.
City-based author Matt Wingett says the £5 book is all meant in a spirit of fun.
‘It’s designed as a laugh for Christmas Day,’ he says. ‘It’s the perfect little stocking filler or Secret Santa - not only for the die-hard Pompey fan, but also to wind-up your Saints-supporting mates. People really have a chuckle when they see it!’
Matt says that to show there are no hard feelings he has also produced its sister book - A Southampton Person’s Guide To Everything GREAT About Portsmouth - which is similarly low in content.
A Pompey Person’s Guide To Everything GREAT About Southampton is available from the publisher’s website at http://www.lifeisamazing.co.uk/shop.
It is also available for sale on Amazon - as is the Saints alternative - and at Strong Island, Highland Road; Blackwell’s Bookshop, Cambridge Road; Southsea Library, Palmerston Road, at Portsmouth Museum and at The Petersfield Bookshop.
‘Merry Christmas to all,’ said Matt. ‘And I mean everyone, both in Pompey and Southampton!’