New Eurovision book to hit shelves

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A new book will soon be available for fans' bookshelves, celebrating over half a century of participations by the United Kingdom.

Released to commemorate what will be an unbroken 50 year participation of the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest this May, Flying the Flag by Northampton man Andy Roberts will be an affectionate meander down memory lane including:

– Interview with UK Eurovision greats
– Views and opinions from fans in the UK and beyond
– A sideways glance at the 48 other nations who have competed alongside the UK
– A section for the tipster – can you really predict the winner before you have even heard the song?
– A lengthy debate with the BBC and the EBU on the subject of bloc voting
– A look at who likes the UK at Eurovision – and who the UK favours!

The UK first competed in 1957, when Patricia Bredin achieved a seventh place (out of ten competitors) with the song All. The BBC missed out on participation in 1958, but since their return in 1959 have never missed a single contest.

There is a Facebook page for the new book at this link . The book itself will be at leading high street and online bookshops later this May, published by Authorhouse in paperback and hardback.

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