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‘The Damned United’

7:00pm, Tuesday 31 March 2009, If you would like to attend the Book Club, or would like further information, please join the Institute of Ideas and contact Geoff Kidder on 020 7269 9224 or email geoffkidder@instituteofideas.com

Ed Barrett introduced The Damned United by David Peace.

Overachieving and eccentric football manager Brian Clough was on his way to take over at the country’s most successful, and most reviled, football club: Leeds United, home to a generation of fiercely competitive but ageing players. The battle he’d face there would make or break the club - or him. David Peace’s extraordinarily inventive novel tells the story of a world characterised by fear of failure and hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s. The film of the book is due to be released on 27 March 2009.