Publishing News

With the centenary of the disappearance of Victor Grayson approaching there is understandably a great deal of interest. I’ve written features for Tribune and the Morning Star which will be published in September and my new biography of Grayson will be published by Pluto Press (who coincidentally published Reg Groves’ second Grayson biography) early in […]

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Socialism: A Debate…

This is a commemorative pamphlet of the debate on Socialism held at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on February 14th 1908 between Grayson and W. Joynson-Hicks. In the aftermath of the debate Grayson was mocked for appearing significantly better dressed than his Tory opponent. Johnson-Hicks succeeded in being so broad and basic in his attacks […]

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Unsolved Magazine

Here’s a new acquisition – a copy of Unsolved magazine from 1984. This issue was dedicated to Victor Grayson and is heavily reliant on Donald McCormick’s Murder by Perfection and explores several of the themes in that book.

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Reg Groves – Chasing a Ghost

Reg Groves was a young member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP) when he first heard the name Victor Grayson mentioned.  Older members of Groves’ ILP branch spoke of Grayson as a great orator, a maverick and a lost hero.  At that time, in 1924, it was taken for granted that Grayson was alive and […]

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