David Peace





David Peace


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David Peace was born in 1967 and grew up in Ossett, near Wakefield. He left Manchester Polytechnic in 1991, and went to Istanbul to teach English. In 1994 he took up a teaching post in Tokyo and now lives there with his family.

His formative years were shadowed by the activities of the Yorkshire Ripper, and this had a profound influence on him which led to a strong interest in crime. His quartet of Red Riding books grew from this obsession with the dark side of Yorkshire. These are powerful novels of crime and police corruption, using the Yorkshire Ripper as their basis and inspiration. They are entitled Nineteen Seventy-Four, (1999), Nineteen Seventy-Seven (2000), Nineteen Eighty (2001), and Nineteen Eighty-Three (2002), and have been trans
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Nineteen Seventy Four (Red ...

3.60 avg rating — 3,560 ratings — published 1999 — 33 editions
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Nineteen Seventy Seven (Red...

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Nineteen Eighty (Red Riding...

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Nineteen Eighty Three (Red ...

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GB84

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Red or Dead

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Occupied City (Tokyo Trilog...

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The Red Riding Trilogy

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“My father used to say, 'If you want to know the artist, look at the art'.
He was usually talking about Stanley Matthews or Don Bradman when he said it.”
David Peace, Nineteen Seventy Four

“You wake up and for those few seconds, minutes, you forget; forget you are injured; forget you are finished.”
David Peace, The Damned Utd

“Thank fuck!”
David Peace, The Damned Utd

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