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For Reading Passport 2015 Exeter Chief Tom Johnson was reading The Secret Life of Twickenham: The Story of the Rugby Union’s Iconic Fortress, the players, staff and fans by Chris Jones.
Twickenham Stadium is rightly venerated as the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). While it may bask in this fame, the stadium’s beginnings were very humble. The land it was built upon was purchased in 1907 and would subsequently become the home to the Harlequins who would play the first ever match against Richmond.
With such a colourful and celebrated history The Secret Life of Twickenham digs deeper into its history to reveal the many men and women, cutting across all social backgrounds, jobs, and positions within the RFU who have helped to build this iconic stadium into a globally recognised brand. It will reveal to all fans of rugby union the true history of the most iconic sports stadium in the British Isles with a compendium of facts, dates, figures and revealing anecdotes of England’s sporting fortress.