Tony McMahon book reviews

Tony McMahon is no stranger to having his books reviewed in the media – and is a former print journalist and BBC news producer himself. Here are some of the reviews that have been published for his other published books.


Errol ChristieNO PLACE TO HIDE – Errol Christie and Tony McMahon. Published by Aurum Press

A bitter, poignant evocation of a time when to be black in a British ring…was to be taken for a devil. (The Observer)

This biography of middleweight boxing champion Errol Christie was short-listed for the best sports biography of 2011 and long-listed for the William Hill prize. It received full page reviews in The Guardian and in The Independent as well as interviews on BBC and Sky News. The book was mentioned in the Daily Mail and The Sun.  The foreword to No Place To Hide was written by BBC boxing presenter Steve Bunce.

Original Rude BoyORIGINAL RUDE BOY – Neville Staple and Tony McMahon. Published by Aurum Press

Fascinating but harrowing (Mojo)

Neville Staple, vocalist in legendary 80s combo The Specials, opened up in this biography detailing his tough upbringing in Coventry through to global pop fame. The book was reviewed in the UK media with TV and press interviews. Record producer and television presenter Pete Waterman wrote the introduction to the book.

Here is a book signing in 2014 at Somerset House in London, UK.

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