More from the Guardian on The Gangs of Manchester

Alfred Hickling reviews The Gangs of Manchester for the Guardian here.

For a link to a lengthy extract from the book published yesterday in the Daily Mail, see the Extracts page above.

Forthcoming talk at Salford Lads’ Club

Andrew Davies is giving a talk on scuttling and the origins of the lads’ club movement as part of an open day at Salford Lads’ Club on Sunday 1 February. The talk is scheduled for two o’clock; the club will be open from noon till four.salfordladsclub
Leslie Holmes of Salford Lads’ Club found this image in the club’s extensive archive of photographs. He sometimes refers to these four lads as “the original Smiths”. Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce famously posed in the club’s doorway in 1985 for a gatefold portrait for their album “The Queen Is Dead”.

Jon Savage on The Gangs of Manchester

Jon Savage, author of England’s Dreaming and Teenage, reviews The Gangs of Manchester for the Daily Telegraph here.

Gangs of Manchester on Radio 4

Click here to listen to a discussion of The Gangs of Manchester on “Thinking Allowed” on BBC Radio 4, hosted by Laurie Taylor.

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