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Radio Joan is Kevin Davey’s second novel – an intriguing encounter with 1930s and 1940s British fascism, radio as a propaganda tool and the vagaries of historical memory. It will be published in autumn 2020.
‘‘This marvellous collection builds like a symphony, from its opening dances through the surf of language and ideas to the breath-taking cross-channel swim of ‘Tinderbox plc’. Assured, funny, angry, exhilarating … Chi Chi’s Glorious Swansong demands to be read; demands to be listened to. A triumph.’
Playing Possum Kevin Davey’s first novel, ‘an exuberant modernist reminder that T S Eliot was a fan of detective fiction and the music hall’, was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize for fiction 2017. It is available here in paperback.
‘What a joy to read a book like Playing Possum in the waste land of contemporary fiction writing in Britain. And how exhilarating to read a novel in English that is so serious it is not afraid to be comic and even at times absurd.’
Moscow Gold? The Soviet Union and the British left by Paul Anderson and Kevin Davey is available here in paperback.
‘A fine book you can read in a day. Anderson and Davey have taken advantage of the vast amount of research into communism since the end of the cold war. They wear it lightly and, refreshingly, are open about their political position. As members of the democratic left, they believe that communism was a disaster for left wing politics. It tied the left to tyranny and the lies that went with it.’
‘Brilliant and dangerous … one wild-ride roller-coaster that soars to altitudes of unfettered wit and then plunges with a startling and implacably knowing anger.’ MICK FARREN
‘Superb.’ GREG PALAST
‘Fierce, funny, moving and sulphurous.’
‘The Johnny Cash of rock journalism.’
PHIL CAMPBELL, MOTORHEAD
‘The rock critic’s rock critic.’
‘Front-line cultural warrior.’
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First published in 1991, it is a collection of Murray’s legendary journalism on music and much, much more from the 1970s and 1980s in New Musical Express and elsewhere. The Guardian described Murray as ‘one of the best British writers on pop music, and this is a compilation of HIS best’ – and it’s published here with a new introduction by Joel Nathan Rosen and a new afterword by CSM himself.