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Elvis Presley has been dead for over 40 years but despite an often mismanaged career he remains a cultural phenomenon. Long After This examines all the individual Elvis record albums that were released while the singer was alive. The albums are used to mark not just what was happening in the career of Elvis Presley but also events in the wider world and the life of the author. Without ever neglecting the music Long After This insists upon the persistence of memory and the impact of fate.

The highly regarded Treat Me Nice draws from the horror genre and compares the short and unfulfilled life of Elvis Presley with the tragedy of the Creature in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The unusual perspective guarantees interest for readers other than Elvis fans.

No Money Honey is a quirky almanac of the year 2012 when the UK had already experienced four years of economic austerity. No Money Honey mixes political indignation, high seriousness and rock and roll.

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