Nunquam Dormio

Nunquam Dormio

150 Years of Harlequins


By Brendan Gallagher

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ISBN: 9781909534629

Format: Hardback

Pages: 256

Size: 290 x 230mm

Weight: 1600grammes

Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Published: September 2016

This lavish and richly illustrated official history of the Harlequin Football Club has been produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the world’s most famous rugby clubs.

Nunquam Dormio – the club’s motto, ‘I Never Sleep’ – brings the rich history and heritage of this unique club to life, telling the story of the journey from nomadic amateur club to premier, professional organisation over 264 lavishly designed pages brimming with previously unseen photographs and images of historic memorabilia.

Written by highly respected rugby writer Brendan Gallagher in association with many of the key figures in the club’s history and compiled by an award-winning publishing team, this book has been put together with the style and spirit of excellence with which Harlequin Football Club is synonymous very much in mind.

It focuses not just on the triumphs and the trophies, but crucially the individual and inspirational Harlequins who encapsulate the ‘Harlequin Way’ and have ensured that the club has always been at the forefront of the game’s development – the rugby pioneers who forged not just the shape of the club but rugby itself; the numerous Harlequin war heroes; the great amateurs who devoted everything on top of their day jobs and, in modern times, those who have embraced the professional era and ensured that the magenta, French grey, light blue and chocolate brown quartered flag continues to fly at the pinnacle of the game.

Nunquam Dormio is a living, breathing history of Harlequin FC and a fitting centrepiece for its 150th anniversary celebrations.

Copies of the book will be delivered in September and there is a dedicated website for the book at

About the author

Brendan Gallagher is an esteemed Rugby Union writer. A former columnist for The Daily Telegraph, he now writes regularly for The Rugby Paper and other newspapers and magazines.

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