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Here's a fantastic extract from David Peace's acclaimed new novel on Bill Shankly

The author of The Damned United is back.

DAVID PEACE, AUTHOR of ‘The Damned United’ – the novel-turned-film based on Brian Clough’s 44 days in charge at Leeds United – has a new book out on legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.

‘Red or Dead’ has received positive early reviews, with The Observer calling it a “masterpiece,” while The Daily Telegraph’s Tim Martin wrote:

“To Peace’s credit, this grand-scale act of mimesis, obsessed with scorecard minutiae and shot with moments of orgasmic relief, often succeeds in communicating the passionate, remorseless drive of its subject.”

The novel was released on August 1.

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