In 1959, Liverpool Football Club were in the Second Division. Fifteen seasons later, Liverpool Football Club had won three League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Their manager was Bill Shankly. This book tells the story of the rise of Liverpool Football Club and Bill Shankly.
Modern fictionPart one of David Peace's Tokyo Trilogy set in August 1946, one year on from Japan's surrender. The novel opens with the discovery of the bodies of 2 young women, and Detective Minami is reluctantly drawn into the case. It follows the cult success of Peace's The Damned Utd and the second in the series is due in autumn 2009.
Modern fictionSecond in the Tokyo Trilogy, following on from the success of the Red Riding quartet. In Tokyo, 1948, a man enters a downtown bank claiming to be a doctor treating an outbreak of dysentery. He gives the staff a drink, and when they wake up, the man and most of the bank's money is gone. So begins to biggest manhunt in Japanese history.
Stylish, riveting and appalling, GB84 is a shocking fictional documentation of the violence, sleaze and fraudulence that characterised Thatcher's Britain. Great Britain. 1984. The miners' strike. It is the closest Britain has come to civil war in fifty years, setting the government against the people. In his trademark visceral prose, Peace describes the insidious workings of the boardroom negotiations and the increasingly anarchic coalfield battles; the struggle for influence in government and the dwindling powers of the NUM; and the corruption, intrigue and dirty tricks which run through the whole like a fault in a seam of coal. David Peace has written a novel extraordinary in its reach, and unflinching in its capacity to recreate the brutality and passion that changed the course of British history in the late twentieth century. 'A genuine British original.' Guardian 'Peace is a writer of such immense talent and power . . . If Northern noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer.' The Times