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Northway Books is a British publisher based in London, founded in the year 2000. Northway specialises in British social history and books about jazz, especially autobiographies and biographies of musicians in Britain.
The Northway list includes Derek Ansell's new book about Jackie McLean, a revised edition of Alan Robertson's Joe Harriott – Fire in His Soul and the autobiography of saxophonist Peter King, Flying High – A Jazz Life and Beyond, along with biographies of Johnny Griffin and Hank Mobley, Some of My Best Friends Are Blues by Ronnie Scott with Mike Hennessey, Jim Godbolt's A History of Jazz in Britain 1919–50, Ian Carr's Music Outside, Graham Collier's the jazz composer and books by Digby Fairweather, John Chilton, playwright-jazz lover Alan Plater, critic Peter Vacher, and poet and socialist critic Chris Searle.
Northway books on social history include the history of a remarkable church: West End Methodism: the Story of Hinde Street, as well as Swing from a Small Island, which brings music, racism and religion together in the life story of Leslie Thompson, and the much-acclaimed memoir, Boys at War.
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