Here are the books Daniel has written so far. For reviews of them, click here.
Saturday, 3pm: 50 Eternal Delights of Football (Bloomsbury – October 6th 2016)
Overpaid players. Sunday lunchtime kick-offs. Absurd ticket prices. Non-black boots. Football’s menu of ills is long. Where has the joy gone? Why do we bother? Saturday, 3pm offers a glorious antidote. It is here to remind you that football can still sing to your heart.
Warm, heartfelt and witty, here are fifty short essays of prose poetry dedicated to what is good in the game. These are not wallowing nostalgia; they are things that remain sweet and right: seeing a ground from the train, brackets on vidiprinters, ball hitting bar, Jimmy Armfield’s voice, listening to the results in a traffic jam, football towns and autograph-hunters. This is fan culture at its finest, words to transport you somewhere else and identify with, words to hide away in a pub and luxuriate in.
Saturday, 3pm is a book of love letters to football and a clarion call, helping us find the romance in the game all over again. Click here to read some lovely praise.
This is Scotland: A Country in Words and Pictures (Luath Press)
Published shortly after the Scottish independence referendum, this collaboration with the photographer Alan McCredie mixes documentary photography with travel writing. In October 2015, it was shortlisted for a Saltire Literary Prize.
Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels through England’s Football Provinces (Bloomsbury Press)
Critically-acclaimed from the Daily Telegraph to Loaded magazine, Hatters… is a travel book through the prism of football. It tells the story of modern England. First published in August 2013, and again in paperback in August 2014.
Stramash: Tackling Scotland’s Towns and Teams (Luath Press)
Now in its sixth reprint, Stramash is a cult classic lauded by critics and fans alike. It tells the tale of a neglected Scotland through its national game. First published in 2010.
Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War (Luath Press)
Revealing Scotland’s huge involvement in the Spanish Civil War of 1936 to 1939, Homage… was turned into a television series for STV. The book received widespread praise and was nominated for a Saltire Prize. Reprinted several times, it was first published as a hardback in 2008.
The Historical Dictionary of Marxism (Rowman & Littlefield Press)
An invaluable companion for any student or enthusiast of Marxism, Daniel co-authored this volume with Dr David Walker of the University of Newcastle on Tyne in 2005. Later released as The A-Z of Marxism and then again in the autumn of 2014 with extensive new entries by Elliot Johnson.
Buy it here for an unMarxist price.