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.
Modern fiction An extraordinarily inventive novel following Brian Clough's reign as manager of Leeds United in the 1970s. Home to a generation of competitive but ageing players, the battle he faces would make or break the club - or him. The turmoil of the game's most charismatic and controversial manager is painted with a lyrical sensibility. 'The boy done brilliant.' The Guardian.
David Peace turns his talents to the most wrenching and socially devastating struggle of the past half-century in Britain: the 1984 miner's strike, which set the government against the people.