Ian Daley

Ian Daley - Editor

Pontefract, UK

I am a book editor and publishing professional with over 25 years of experience, specialising in memoir, biography and literary fiction.

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Overview

I am a book editor and publishing professional with over 25 years experience. I started work in the early 1990s at a community publishing organisation specialising in oral history and life stories. In a decade working there, I helped over 1000 people get their stories into print. I’m currently editor-in-chief at Route, an independent publishing house. Route publishes memoir, literary fiction and biography, with a strong line in music titles. In addition, I work with organisations to help them tell their stories in books, and individuals with personal projects, offering the full range of publishing services.

My primary role is as a book editor, with particular strengths in developmental and structural editing. I have a good eye for the story, and work closely with authors to help them make their book the best it can possibly be. It is work I enjoy, and am comfortable with. The books I produce have won many accolades and awards, and are often well reviewed. A selection of my recent titles is listed below. Consider me if you’ve written a memoir, literary fiction or biography. I can help.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Music
Fiction
Literary Fiction

Awards

  • Rolling Stone Book of the Year
  • Mojo Book of the Year
  • Reader's Digest Music Book of the Year
  • Rough Trade Book of the Year
  • Morning Star Book of the Year
  • James Tait Memorial Prize for Fiction Shortlist
  • ARSC Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research Shortlist
  • Pen Ackerley Prize Shortlist
  • NME Book of the Year Shortlist
  • Northern Soul Book of the Year

Work experience

Editor-in-Chief

Route Publishing
January, 2000 – Present (over 21 years)

Editor and publisher of independent press that runs its own book programme. In addtion, Route offers publishing services to individuals, companies and organisations.

Editor

Yorkshire Art Circus
April, 1992 – April, 2003 (about 11 years)

Editor, writer and publisher for a community publishing organisation with the mission statement 'Everyone Has A Story To Tell'. Specialised in oral history books and helping people tell their life stories through publications, exhibitions and performances.

Portfolio (34 selected works)

Bringing It All Back Home

Ian Clayton

‘One of the best books about popular music ever written.’ – Record CollectorWhen you hear a certain song, where does it take you? What is the secret that connects music to our lives? Heart warming, moving and laugh out loud funny, Bringing It All Back Home is the truest book you will ever read about music and the things that really matter.Author Ian Clayton listens to music as a kid to escape ... read more

‘One of the best books about popular music ever written.’ – Record CollectorWhen you hear a certain song, where does it take you? What is the secret that connects music to our lives? Heart warming, moving and laugh out loud funny, Bringing It All Back Home is the truest book you will ever read about music and the things that really matter.Author Ian Clayton listens to music as a kid to escape ... read more

The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall

Steve Hanley, Olivia Piekarski

A Guardian Book of the YearA Rough Trade Book of the YearReader’s Digest Editor’s ChoiceA Dagsavisen Book of the YearThe first insider's account of life inside The Fall, Steve Hanley's story unfolds like a novel; from 1979 when he joined his schoolmates Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon in The Fall, he puts us right in the heart of the action: on stage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and... read more

A Guardian Book of the YearA Rough Trade Book of the YearReader’s Digest Editor’s ChoiceA Dagsavisen Book of the YearThe first insider's account of life inside The Fall, Steve Hanley's story unfolds like a novel; from 1979 when he joined his schoolmates Marc Riley and Craig Scanlon in The Fall, he puts us right in the heart of the action: on stage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and... read more

Leave The Capital: A History of Manchester Music in 13 Recordings

Paul Hanley

When British bands took the world by storm in the mid-sixties, the world turned and looked at London. Despite the fact that the most successful of these bands hailed from the North West corner of England, for the USA, London was the source of these thrilling new sounds. And in many ways it was – The Beatles, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits recorded all their hits with London-based producers, ... read more

When British bands took the world by storm in the mid-sixties, the world turned and looked at London. Despite the fact that the most successful of these bands hailed from the North West corner of England, for the USA, London was the source of these thrilling new sounds. And in many ways it was – The Beatles, The Hollies and Herman's Hermits recorded all their hits with London-based producers, ... read more

It's The Beer Talking: Adventures In Public Houses

Ian Clayton

'Ian's book is brimming with laughter, tall stories, great memories and endless rounds of wonderful beer. It's also a call to arms to save this unique institution.' - Roger Protz, Editor Good Beer Guide 2000-2018Where do we go to meet old friends? What is our first port of call when we want to show new mates something that speaks about our identity? The pub of course, or better still our local... read more

'Ian's book is brimming with laughter, tall stories, great memories and endless rounds of wonderful beer. It's also a call to arms to save this unique institution.' - Roger Protz, Editor Good Beer Guide 2000-2018Where do we go to meet old friends? What is our first port of call when we want to show new mates something that speaks about our identity? The pub of course, or better still our local... read more

Nothing Ever Happens in Wentbridge

Janet Watson

June 1981: That night. The night we made love in desperation. So much emotion, so much need. But now I’m sure of one thing. It’s rapid cell division rather than stress that has been messing with my biology.Dallas is on the telly, Abba are number one, Starsky and Hutch are on her bedroom wall – and Janet is falling in love for the first time. In the warm glow of the local pub, with cider, Tetle... read more

June 1981: That night. The night we made love in desperation. So much emotion, so much need. But now I’m sure of one thing. It’s rapid cell division rather than stress that has been messing with my biology.Dallas is on the telly, Abba are number one, Starsky and Hutch are on her bedroom wall – and Janet is falling in love for the first time. In the warm glow of the local pub, with cider, Tetle... read more

Thro' My Eyes: A Memoir

Iain Matthews, Ian Clayton

It's the swinging sixties and a young man leaves behind a humdrum Northern life and heads for London. He lands smack dab in the middle of Carnaby Street. Within months he is in a band and a year later he's invited to audition for Fairport Convention. He shares lead vocal duties first with Judy Dyble and then with Sandy Denny in perhaps the greatest line-up of that much loved band of folk-rock ... read more

It's the swinging sixties and a young man leaves behind a humdrum Northern life and heads for London. He lands smack dab in the middle of Carnaby Street. Within months he is in a band and a year later he's invited to audition for Fairport Convention. He shares lead vocal duties first with Judy Dyble and then with Sandy Denny in perhaps the greatest line-up of that much loved band of folk-rock ... read more

King of Clubs

Maureen Prest

King of Clubs is a personal memoir of visionary showman James Lord Corrigan. Written by Corrigan's confidant Maureen Prest, this is the only insider's account of what really went on at his world famous Batley Variety Club, both in front of house and behind closed doors.By bringing stars like Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey, Morecambe and Wise, Eartha Kitt and Gracie Fields to a humble mill tow... read more

King of Clubs is a personal memoir of visionary showman James Lord Corrigan. Written by Corrigan's confidant Maureen Prest, this is the only insider's account of what really went on at his world famous Batley Variety Club, both in front of house and behind closed doors.By bringing stars like Louis Armstrong, Shirley Bassey, Morecambe and Wise, Eartha Kitt and Gracie Fields to a humble mill tow... read more

What We Did Instead Of Holidays: A History Of Fairport Convention And Its Extended Folk-Rock Family

Clinton Heylin

In June 1968, a group of Muswell Hillbillies made their official album debut as Fairport Convention. In the next fifteen years, three of those founding Fairportees Richard Thompson, Ashley 'Tyger' Hutchings and Simon Nicol along with the next generation of Fairport recruits - Iain Matthews, Sandy Denny, and the three Daves: Swarbrick, Pegg and Mattacks - would form a veritable dynasty of Engli... read more

In June 1968, a group of Muswell Hillbillies made their official album debut as Fairport Convention. In the next fifteen years, three of those founding Fairportees Richard Thompson, Ashley 'Tyger' Hutchings and Simon Nicol along with the next generation of Fairport recruits - Iain Matthews, Sandy Denny, and the three Daves: Swarbrick, Pegg and Mattacks - would form a veritable dynasty of Engli... read more

Rites

Sophie Coulombeau

'When I was fourteen I did something terrible. At least, that’s what some people tell me.'Four teenagers make a pact to lose their virginity away from the watchful eyes of parents and priest. Fifteen years later, they reflect on the past and unravel how it all went so horribly wrong.Winner of the Next Great Novelist Award 2012‘Terrific. A story that’s intriguing, puzzling and entirely gripping... read more

'When I was fourteen I did something terrible. At least, that’s what some people tell me.'Four teenagers make a pact to lose their virginity away from the watchful eyes of parents and priest. Fifteen years later, they reflect on the past and unravel how it all went so horribly wrong.Winner of the Next Great Novelist Award 2012‘Terrific. A story that’s intriguing, puzzling and entirely gripping... read more

La Rochelle

Michael Nath

This darkly comic and highly original novel is set over two weeks in 2004, where we find protagonist Dr Mark Chopra, a chaste and passive neurologist. One evening Mark is summoned to help his intriguing friend Ian, whose girlfriend Laura has, simply, vanished. When we learn of the images of Laura that play in the film-roll of Mark’s mind, we realise that this disappearance has bigger consequen... read more

This darkly comic and highly original novel is set over two weeks in 2004, where we find protagonist Dr Mark Chopra, a chaste and passive neurologist. One evening Mark is summoned to help his intriguing friend Ian, whose girlfriend Laura has, simply, vanished. When we learn of the images of Laura that play in the film-roll of Mark’s mind, we realise that this disappearance has bigger consequen... read more

British Story: A Romance

Michael Nath

What's haunting Kennedy? He believes that literary characters exist just like you or me, but he's getting nowhere trying to prove it. His Falstaff project is an embarrassment; Barbara's wanting a baby; there's that trouble from last autumn; he can't even tell a story.His fortunes change when he's befriended by Arthur Mountain, a larger-than-life Welshman with a peculiar take on history and a g... read more

What's haunting Kennedy? He believes that literary characters exist just like you or me, but he's getting nowhere trying to prove it. His Falstaff project is an embarrassment; Barbara's wanting a baby; there's that trouble from last autumn; he can't even tell a story.His fortunes change when he's befriended by Arthur Mountain, a larger-than-life Welshman with a peculiar take on history and a g... read more

Red Army Faction Blues

Ada Wilson

'Shows the power of the novel to illuminate a moment in history; the moment when terrorism became the new rock 'n' roll, the paths that took us there and the paths we have taken since.' - David Peace A coalition government. A widely mistrusted ruling elite. Riots in the streets and heavy-handed police tactics. Welcome to West Berlin, 1967.Undercover agent Peter Urbach is tasked with infiltrati... read more

'Shows the power of the novel to illuminate a moment in history; the moment when terrorism became the new rock 'n' roll, the paths that took us there and the paths we have taken since.' - David Peace A coalition government. A widely mistrusted ruling elite. Riots in the streets and heavy-handed police tactics. Welcome to West Berlin, 1967.Undercover agent Peter Urbach is tasked with infiltrati... read more

Spellbound - Stories of Women's Magic Over Men

Joel Willans

Ever since men painted on cave walls, they've been making art out of their feelings for women. Byron and Keats did it with words, Bowie and Lennon did it with music. Joel Willans's prize-winning stories feature men battling for women's hearts with weapons as diverse as chocolates and chairs. Inspired by sweet love and bitter breakups, boundless suffering and one-sided adoration, these stories ... read more

Ever since men painted on cave walls, they've been making art out of their feelings for women. Byron and Keats did it with words, Bowie and Lennon did it with music. Joel Willans's prize-winning stories feature men battling for women's hearts with weapons as diverse as chocolates and chairs. Inspired by sweet love and bitter breakups, boundless suffering and one-sided adoration, these stories ... read more

The Route Book at Bedtime

M Y Alam, Michael Nath, Wayne Price, Cally Taylor, Pippa Griffin, Jo Cannon, Sam Duda, Sarah Butler, Dave Pescod

Presenting twelve bedtime stories for adult reading that capture those moments of deep emotional significance which return to us in our dreams. This nocturnal collection reveals intimate insights into individual fantasy, the pursuit of our deepest desires, the urge to escape, the pull of love, the debris of days.This collection brings together twelve new stories of personal reflection, from Pi... read more

Presenting twelve bedtime stories for adult reading that capture those moments of deep emotional significance which return to us in our dreams. This nocturnal collection reveals intimate insights into individual fantasy, the pursuit of our deepest desires, the urge to escape, the pull of love, the debris of days.This collection brings together twelve new stories of personal reflection, from Pi... read more

I, Daniel Blake

Paul Laverty, Ken Loach

Official book of Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel BlakeDaniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. He crosses paths with a single mother, Katie, and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless ho... read more

Official book of Palme d'Or winning film I, Daniel BlakeDaniel Blake, 59, has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, after a heart attack and nearly falling from a scaffold, he needs help from the State for the first time in his life. He crosses paths with a single mother, Katie, and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless ho... read more

The Train of Ice and Fire

Ramón Chao

Colombia, November 1993: a reconstructed old passenger train is carrying one hundred musicians, acrobats and artists on a daring adventure through the heart of a country soaked in violence. Leading this crusade of hope is Manu Chao with his band Mano Negra. Manu’s father Ramón Chao is on board to chronicle the journey. As the papa of the train, he endures personal discomfort, internal strife, ... read more

Colombia, November 1993: a reconstructed old passenger train is carrying one hundred musicians, acrobats and artists on a daring adventure through the heart of a country soaked in violence. Leading this crusade of hope is Manu Chao with his band Mano Negra. Manu’s father Ramón Chao is on board to chronicle the journey. As the papa of the train, he endures personal discomfort, internal strife, ... read more

You Can Drum But You Can't Hide

Simon Wolstencroft

Of all the iconic musicians and scenes that emanate from Manchester, Simon Wolstencroft is the one who joins up the dots. He learnt his chops playing with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke, but turned down The Smiths because he didn't like the cut of Morrissey's jib. He parted ways with his schoolmates Ian Brown and John Squire before The Patrol became The Stone Roses. He spent eleven glorious years... read more

Of all the iconic musicians and scenes that emanate from Manchester, Simon Wolstencroft is the one who joins up the dots. He learnt his chops playing with Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke, but turned down The Smiths because he didn't like the cut of Morrissey's jib. He parted ways with his schoolmates Ian Brown and John Squire before The Patrol became The Stone Roses. He spent eleven glorious years... read more

Carpet Burns: Life with Inspiral Carpets

Tom Hingley

Carpet Burns is Tom Hingley’s account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement who, along with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, changed music for a generation. Tom’s own words provide an account of what it felt like to be in the eye of a pop hurricane and what happens when the hits end and the arguments kick in.‘A must for all Insp... read more

Carpet Burns is Tom Hingley’s account of his life as lead singer of Inspiral Carpets, one of the big three bands of the Manchester movement who, along with The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, changed music for a generation. Tom’s own words provide an account of what it felt like to be in the eye of a pop hurricane and what happens when the hits end and the arguments kick in.‘A must for all Insp... read more

Song For My Father

Ian Clayton

What happens when you only know your dad when you're a young boy and then, one day, when you are middle-aged, he phones to say he'd like to see you again before he dies? In the space of one year, Ian Clayton makes a voyage around China, America and his father to ponder the familiar questions: Is blood thicker than water? Does it matter who teaches us so long as we learn? How do we let go of so... read more

What happens when you only know your dad when you're a young boy and then, one day, when you are middle-aged, he phones to say he'd like to see you again before he dies? In the space of one year, Ian Clayton makes a voyage around China, America and his father to ponder the familiar questions: Is blood thicker than water? Does it matter who teaches us so long as we learn? How do we let go of so... read more

Red Laal

M Y Alam

‘Another gangster with all the presence of a ghost. Just stories you hear over the years. Heavyweight. King shit. Bad arse. Red Laal… If there did exist a Pakistani Don Corleone, then this was him.’Kilo has fallen down the rungs of the criminal ladder and is once again reduced to dealing small time. Just when he realises he has to make a clean break and get out, along comes Red Laal with other... read more

‘Another gangster with all the presence of a ghost. Just stories you hear over the years. Heavyweight. King shit. Bad arse. Red Laal… If there did exist a Pakistani Don Corleone, then this was him.’Kilo has fallen down the rungs of the criminal ladder and is once again reduced to dealing small time. Just when he realises he has to make a clean break and get out, along comes Red Laal with other... read more

JUDAS!: From Forest Hills to The Free Trade Hall, A Historical View of The Big Boo

Clinton Heylin

‘Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you’ve been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar?’ – Bob DylanIn 1966 There Was… the sell-out tour to end all tours. Bob Dylan and the Hawks found themselves at the epicentre of a storm of controversy. Their response? To unleash a cavalcade of ferocity from Melb... read more

‘Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you’ve been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar?’ – Bob DylanIn 1966 There Was… the sell-out tour to end all tours. Bob Dylan and the Hawks found themselves at the epicentre of a storm of controversy. Their response? To unleash a cavalcade of ferocity from Melb... read more

Some Girls' Mothers

Anne Caldwell, Nell Farrell, River Wolton, Char March, Suzanne Batty, Clare Shaw

Do daughters step into their mothers’ shoes? How does this central relationship colour women’s lives? The tales in this anthology address these questions with honesty and vigour, weaving humour and warmth into the telling of small but significant tragedies.Celebrated poets, the writers showcased here explore daughterhood and motherhood in their own unique styles and offer a distinct set of ins... read more

Do daughters step into their mothers’ shoes? How does this central relationship colour women’s lives? The tales in this anthology address these questions with honesty and vigour, weaving humour and warmth into the telling of small but significant tragedies.Celebrated poets, the writers showcased here explore daughterhood and motherhood in their own unique styles and offer a distinct set of ins... read more

Ideas Above Our Station

M Y Alam, Michael Nath, Anthony Cropper, Sophie Hannah, Tania Hershman, Alex Clements, Paula Rawsthorne, Guy Ware, Daithidh MacEochaidh

Someone is waiting for a train, or it could be a bus or an aeroplane. They are alone. For company, in their coat pocket they are carrying a book of stories. They sit down and take out the book. It falls open on the first page. What would be the perfect read for them to find there?Ideas Above Our Station (Route 18) is a title in Route Series of Contemporary Stories.

Someone is waiting for a train, or it could be a bus or an aeroplane. They are alone. For company, in their coat pocket they are carrying a book of stories. They sit down and take out the book. It falls open on the first page. What would be the perfect read for them to find there?Ideas Above Our Station (Route 18) is a title in Route Series of Contemporary Stories.

Because Cuba is You

Ramón Chao

A young man listens as his grandmother (Dolores) recounts stories from her life, which he writes down in the hope of making sense of them all. Following a fortune-telling Galician childhood and romantic adventures with a much older lover, Dolores’s story takes her to Cuba at the end of the nineteenth century. Finding work as a maid in the household of high ranking Cuban official Don Mario Garc... read more

A young man listens as his grandmother (Dolores) recounts stories from her life, which he writes down in the hope of making sense of them all. Following a fortune-telling Galician childhood and romantic adventures with a much older lover, Dolores’s story takes her to Cuba at the end of the nineteenth century. Finding work as a maid in the household of high ranking Cuban official Don Mario Garc... read more

Away From the Light of Day

Amadou Bagayoko, Mariam Doumbia, Idrissa Keïta

The magic couple Amadou and Mariam are one of the most loved and successful acts to come out of Africa this century, but their story is not one of overnight success. They have been singing their warm notes for more than thirty years.This autobiography traces Amadou’s early years in Mali, first accepting his blindness, then adapting, to finding a source of joy in music and playing alongside som... read more

The magic couple Amadou and Mariam are one of the most loved and successful acts to come out of Africa this century, but their story is not one of overnight success. They have been singing their warm notes for more than thirty years.This autobiography traces Amadou’s early years in Mali, first accepting his blindness, then adapting, to finding a source of joy in music and playing alongside som... read more

Born in the 1980s

Alex Wire, Gareth Story, Lou Perez, Chris Killen, Sally Jenkinson, Chelsey Flood, Sam Duda, Christine Cooper, Katharine Coldiron

Stories from our so called generation.Up close and personal, Born in the 1980s tells the story of a generation coming of age. As the reality of the adult world begins to bite, love and lust, broken dreams and heartbreak and emotional take the place of teenage hopes. This is a generation finding its feet and carving out its place in the world.Born in the 1980s (Route 21) is a title in the Route... read more

Stories from our so called generation.Up close and personal, Born in the 1980s tells the story of a generation coming of age. As the reality of the adult world begins to bite, love and lust, broken dreams and heartbreak and emotional take the place of teenage hopes. This is a generation finding its feet and carving out its place in the world.Born in the 1980s (Route 21) is a title in the Route... read more

Everything Now: Communication, Persuasion and Control: How the instant society is shaping what we think

Steve McKevitt

We know the world does not revolve around us, but for consumers in the instant society of the 21st Century, it very much looks like it does.Throughout the course of a normal day, we are bombarded with around 3,000 messages. Each one is an attempt to make an emotional connection in order to sell something – a product, service, policy or even an idea.Steve McKevitt is an expert in communication.... read more

We know the world does not revolve around us, but for consumers in the instant society of the 21st Century, it very much looks like it does.Throughout the course of a normal day, we are bombarded with around 3,000 messages. Each one is an attempt to make an emotional connection in order to sell something – a product, service, policy or even an idea.Steve McKevitt is an expert in communication.... read more

Coal, Goals and Ashes: Fryston Colliery’s Pursuit of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup

David P. Waddington

On 22 May 1963, a group of men representing Fryston Colliery Welfare ran out against the much-vaunted Bradford team, Thackley AFC, to contest the final of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup, the ‘ultimate prize’ for local amateur teams. Captaining the Fryston side that day was Pete Waddington.To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the final, the author, academic and son of The Colliers’ capt... read more

On 22 May 1963, a group of men representing Fryston Colliery Welfare ran out against the much-vaunted Bradford team, Thackley AFC, to contest the final of the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup, the ‘ultimate prize’ for local amateur teams. Captaining the Fryston side that day was Pete Waddington.To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the final, the author, academic and son of The Colliers’ capt... read more

Howl for Now: A Celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s Epic Protest Poem

George Rodosthenous, Ronald Nameth, Michael Anderson, Bill Nelson, Michael Spencer, Allen Ginsberg

On October 7th, 1955, a little known poet called Allen Ginsberg premiered a new long poem in the Six Gallery in San Francisco. ‘Howl’, penned in the shadow of the Cold War, would cause a sensation among the crowd that gathered that evening. It would not be long before the poem’s impact spread far beyond the confines of the Bay Area literary scene to a national and international readership. Wit... read more

On October 7th, 1955, a little known poet called Allen Ginsberg premiered a new long poem in the Six Gallery in San Francisco. ‘Howl’, penned in the shadow of the Cold War, would cause a sensation among the crowd that gathered that evening. It would not be long before the poem’s impact spread far beyond the confines of the Bay Area literary scene to a national and international readership. Wit... read more

The Angels' Share

Paul Laverty, Ken Loach

Four Friends. One Mission. Lots of Spirit.A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.On community service Robbie meets Rhino, A... read more

Four Friends. One Mission. Lots of Spirit.A bittersweet comedy about a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. When Robbie sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.On community service Robbie meets Rhino, A... read more

Even the Rain

Paul Laverty, Icíar Bollaín

‘At a time when the poor of the world seem to be rising up, I found myself deeply moved and completely enthralled by this film.’ – Michael MooreCosta and Sebastián arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a period film about Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. Sebastián, the director, wants to upturn the entire conservative myth of Western Civilisation’s arrival in the Americas as a force for g... read more

‘At a time when the poor of the world seem to be rising up, I found myself deeply moved and completely enthralled by this film.’ – Michael MooreCosta and Sebastián arrive in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to shoot a period film about Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. Sebastián, the director, wants to upturn the entire conservative myth of Western Civilisation’s arrival in the Americas as a force for g... read more

Made in Bradford

M Y Alam

As part of a research process with Jospeph Rowntree Foundation, M Y Alam spent time interviewing British Pakistani men and gathered their views on issues which are generally prone to misrepresentation elsewhere. Over a period of time these sessions became much more than the usual researcher and research subject kind of relationship. In some cases, they developed into full blown conversations a... read more

As part of a research process with Jospeph Rowntree Foundation, M Y Alam spent time interviewing British Pakistani men and gathered their views on issues which are generally prone to misrepresentation elsewhere. Over a period of time these sessions became much more than the usual researcher and research subject kind of relationship. In some cases, they developed into full blown conversations a... read more

Route Irish

Paul Laverty, Ken Loach, Mark Townsend, Haifa Zangana, Mike Phipps

The book of the Paul Laverty and Ken Loach film.Fergus met Frankie on his first day at school and they’ve been in each others’ shadow ever since. As teenagers they skipped school and drank cider on the ferry over the River Mersey, dreaming about travelling the world.In September 2004, Fergus persuaded Frankie to join his security team in Baghdad: £10,000 a month, tax free; their last chance to... read more

The book of the Paul Laverty and Ken Loach film.Fergus met Frankie on his first day at school and they’ve been in each others’ shadow ever since. As teenagers they skipped school and drank cider on the ferry over the River Mersey, dreaming about travelling the world.In September 2004, Fergus persuaded Frankie to join his security team in Baghdad: £10,000 a month, tax free; their last chance to... read more

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