Fans of West Ham “legend” Mark Noble have been advised to start queueing two hours early for his book signing on Sunday (November 13).
The former Hammers midfielder, who was born in Canning Town, will be signing copies of his autobiography, Boleyn Boy: My Autobiography, at Newham Bookshop from 2pm.
Newham Bookshop manager Vivian Archer said: “I’m very excited. He is a West Ham legend – he’s the only person who’s literally stayed with one team throughout his career.
“He’s from Canning Town, he went to local schools, [so] it’s a great privilege that he’s coming to sign here in his local shop!”
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Vivian said the event will run “from 2pm to 4pm but we’re suggesting people come at 12pm because there will be a big queue”.
She continued: “[We’ve had] loads of phone calls and loads of people asking about it – it’ll be big!”
Boleyn Boy: My Autobiography will be published on November 10 and will be available to buy in Newham Bookshop at the signing.
Vivian said that fans hoping to have their book signed must buy a copy from Newham Bookshop on the day, rather than bringing their own copy with them.
— MARK NOBLE (@Noble16Mark) October 31, 2022
The ex-midfielder, now 35, retired at the end of the 2021/22 season, following 18 campaigns with West Ham, during which he made 550 appearances.
The club has since appointed Mark Noble as sporting director to start in January, 2023.
Vivian added: “We’ve had Geoff Hurst, we’ve had Trevor Brooking. Everybody has signed here.
“So, it’s wonderful to be able to welcome someone like Mark to the shop – he’s the most revered player!”
Newham Bookshop is located at 743-745 Barking Road, E13 9ER.