I’ve had a great pleasure recently of proofreading and indexing former NME stalwart and long-time Belfast music facilitator Stuart Bailie’s passion project ‘Trouble Songs’ – a book about music in and around ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland (1968-98, more or less). It’s a hugely readable book with page-turning prose and admirable research. I heartily recommend it to all Afterworders. The book is self-published – the punk ethos in print – and while Stuart has had some funding towards it, help is needed for PR costs and distribution. Trust me, if you like a good book on rock’n’roll and the power of the human spirit this will be £15 well spent!