In 1974 the brilliant and controversial Brian Clough made perhaps his most eccentric decision: he accepted the Leeds United Manager's job. As successor to Don Revie, his bitter adversary, he was to last only fourty-four days. In one of the most acclaimed novels of this or any other year, David Peace takes un into the mind and thoughts of Ol' Big 'Ead himself, and brings vividly to life one of post-war Britain's most complex and fascinating characters.
John Simm, 'one of the best actors of his generation' (Independent), is the star of the BBC TV series Life on Mars, recently appeared as The Master in Dr Who, and is an acclaimed stage actor and reader. David Peace is the author of The Red Riding Quartet and was chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. In 2004 he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel GB84. Tokyo Year Zero, the first book of his Tokyo Trilogy, will be published in Autumn 2007. He lives in Tokyo with his wife and two children.