There's a plethora of books readily available on the subject of "Northern Soul". I've ploughed through a good number of them....they're mainly (not all) personal memoirs of the Scene back in the 70's and most of them are poorly written, turgid affairs which rely on photographs to carry them. Most of them are fixated with Wigan Casino. There are exceptions, of course, but not many.
'The Truth About Northern Soul' is Stephen Riley's analysis of the Scene, warts and all, from it's early days and on to the beast it has become in the 2020's.
It's a quite brilliant attempt at debunking the rose tinted mythology which surrounds Northern Soul.
His narrative style is engaging and immensely readable. His argument is well articulated and well researched. Whilst not agreeing with everything he puts forward, I would say that he pretty much hits the nail on the head.
I reckon the book will have broad appeal and could easily be used as an educational tool for those with any sort of appetite for what is one of this country's most enduring sub cultures.
I recommend it unreservedly.
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site note - available in both Kindle (£3.00 and Paperback versions (seen at £9.99 )
You can view/read a preview of the kindle version of 'The Truth About Northern Soul' further down the page...