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Watford rose to a second-place finish in the old First Division in 1982, from the Fourth Division, in just five years.

You’ll find some of the current bestselling Watford books below.

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Watford Forever: How Graham Taylor and Elton John Saved a Football Club, a Town and Each Other​

Watford Forever: How Graham Taylor and Elton John Saved a Football Club, a Town and Each Other

Hardcover
By John Preston, Elton John

One of sport’s great underdog stories, and a love letter to the beautiful game, Watford Forever is the incredible story of how Elton John and Graham Taylor completely transformed a downtrodden football club. Vicarage Road of the late 1970s, at the start of Watford’s ascent, is described as ‘a corrugated graveyard’ that was ‘falling to bits’.

During John’s first spell at Watford, each season was preceded by a party for the club’s entire staff, from team to tea ladies, all of whom piled on coaches with their families and headed to his mansion near Windsor.

They would enjoy a buffet lunch and stage egg-and-spoon races on the lawn. “I’ve never forgotten those parties,” John tells Preston. “There was always this magical atmosphere, this sense of camaraderie, of all of us mucking in together.”

Exactly what football should be…

From Father to Son: How Fate and Family Made Me a Watford Fan​

From Father to Son: How Fate and Family Made Me a Watford Fan

Hardcover
By Paul Bishop

From Father to Son describes Paul Bishop’s love of football, and his local team Watford.

Watford FC On This Day: History Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year​

Watford FC On This Day: History Facts and Figures from Every Day of the Year

Hardcover
By Matt Rowson

Watford On This Day describes the major moments in the club’s history.

The book includes individual entries for every day, and multiple listings for busier days.

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