It is Spring 2002, with local elections looming. A mosque is being built on the site where Cinderheath's iconic steelworks once dominated the town. 'The Tipton Three', from just down the road, are imprisoned in Guantanamo; the BNP expect to win new seats on the council. St. George's flags fly from cars and windows: the World Cup is beginning, England to play Argentina. But first, a controversial Sunday-league football game must take place, billed by the press as 'a match to spark a race war'.
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I bought this book on the basis of a glowing review in The Guardian. It's not bad but I can't say it lived up to the review. Set in and around Dudley (Britain's 'Heartland'), during the 2002 World Cup ... Read full review