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A novel charting Bill Shanklys career as Liverpool FC manager is to have its official launch in the city.


Red or Dead, written by award-winning Damned United author David Peace, will be released in August ahead of the 100th anniversary of Shanklys birth.


Publishers Faber have announced the official launch event will be held at the Epstein Theatre on Hanover Street on August 14, the day the book hits the shelves.


Described as the story of a man in two halves, the book charts Shanklys successes and explores the final years of his life, after his retirement from Anfield in 1974.


The launch event has been arranged by Faber and Liverpools Writing on the Wall literary festival.


It will feature a reading, book signing and conversation with Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade.


Writing on the Wall organiser Mike Morris said: This is a huge coup for one of the UKs best and most dynamic writers to agree to launch his latest novel in Liverpool.


David Peace and Bill Shankly is a fascinating combination of talent and this is guaranteed to be a special night for Liverpools literary crowd and LFC supporters.


The novel is set to be the centrepiece of celebrations of Shanklys life and work, leading up to the official centenary on September 2.


Other events planned include a memorial bike ride between key landmarks from his career, set to feature Reds legend Robbie Fowler.


The four-day bike ride has been organised by the clubs charity, the Liverpool FC Foundation and will take in Shanklys home village of Glenbuck in Ayrshire and Preston North Ends Deepdale ground.


The book launch is set to include a DJ set from Liverpool fan and The Farm frontman Peter Hooton, and fans are being encouraged to take along memorabilia to the theatre on the night.





some great pictures on there btw - http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/novel-charting-bill-shanklys-lfc-4864257

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indeed. that gets you sixteen pies in wigan that.


according to amazon the e-book of this will be £9.35 and the hardback will be £11.40. if anyone can explain how they arrive at this pricing to me please i'd appreciate it.




Well basically, like everything else, they charge what people will pay. There is only a base limit relation to cost of production.

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