Books

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) Buy Now Button

Overpaid3pm-cover-large-file 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)

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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.

Read more about the book on its own website here, and buy it here. First published in October 2014. eBook available.

Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters: Travels through England’s Football Provinces (Bloomsbury Press)

HRK coverCritically-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.

Read reviews here, and buy it here. Also available as an eBook and Audiobook.


Stramash: Tackling Scotland’s Towns and Teams (Luath Press)

stramashNow 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.

Read reviews here, and buy it here. Also available as an eBook.

 

Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War (Luath Press)

Homage coverRevealing 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.

Buy it here. Also available as an eBook.

The Historical Dictionary of Marxism (Rowman & Littlefield Press)

HDoMAn 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.

One thought on “Books

  1. Just read Hatters Railwaymen and Knitters. Really enjoyed it, have been to many of the grounds you visited following Luton town including the final game played at Ayresome Park. . It was a great shame you’re visit to kenilworth Road took place at probably the lowest point in the clubs history. Relgated from Championship to non league in succesive seasons and spending an entire season bottom of league two when we started on -30 points, 2 and a half seasons later, it was probably that game against Alfreton when we finally came to terms with being a non league side. After that game I questioned whether to remain a season ticket holder despite being one for over 30 years

    Five years as a non league side has made us Luton fans much more humble if you get a chance do come again. There are not many fans who from the same seat have watched their team beat Man United and lose to FC Hyde

    One last thing, the link between Hinckley and Luton. In the much derided FA Trophy Luton were drawn away at Hinckley and escaped with a 0-0 winning the replay. our defence was ripped apart by the Hinckley striker Andre Gray we then signed him and in our conference winning season he scored 30 goals. This season he’s scored loads in the championship for Brentford

    Really good read

    Cheers

    Brian Hodgson

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