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Different Class

DIFFERENT CLASS – The Story of Laurie Cunningham Football, Fashion, Funk By Dermot Kavanagh is out today!

When Laurie Cunningham played for England in an under-21s match against Scotland in 1977, he became the first black footballer to represent England professionally. Two years later, he went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid. In a time when racist chants and bananas would fly from the stands, Cunningham’s success challenged how black players were perceived, paving the way for future generations of talent.

But Cunningham was more than an exceptional footballer who could play like a dream. He wanted to be different; to talk about fashion, dance and cinema. He was a dandy with a love of funk music and bespoke suits, as easily graceful on the dance floor as he was on the pitch.

Different Class tells the story of an appealingly enigmatic character who brought glamour to the game of football at a particularly dark time in its history and... Read more >>

Before You Were Mine

BEFORE YOU WERE MINE by Em Muslin is out today!

Just hours after giving birth, Eli Bell is forced to give up her newborn baby daughter for adoption. Devastated, she tries desperately to rebuild... Read more >>

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

KARL MARX: GREATNESS AND ILLUSION, by Gareth Stedman Jones is out in paperback today!

This remarkable book allows the reader to understand as never before the world of ideas which shaped Marx's world - and in turn made Marx shape... Read more >>

Mask of Shadows

A MASK OF SHADOWS, by Oscar de Muriel is out today!

1889. The Scottish Play is coming home. But before the darling couple of London theatre, Henry Irving & Ellen Terry, take their acclaimed Macbeth... Read more >>

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