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'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 296 pages
- Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906994082