20th December, 2017

The Arsenal Trilogy.


13th September, 2017

How Dark Was Our Valley (pre-titled 1984)


"How Dark Was My Valley" is currently a work in progress. This is a true story. 

Just for the record, I'm the kid in the light jacket in front of the red Ford Fiesta. October 12th, 1984.

10th August, 2017

Queen of Cups Parts 1 & 2.

A few copies of the Queen of Cups Parts 1 & 2 have been distributed but were immediately put on hold as there were issues with the trimming of the rear cover. The rear cover has now been reset and uploaded for publication. There is an upside, however. Anyone who has one of these copies - hold on to them as they will be quite collectable. Copies of I AM SAM and S63 are currently changing hands for well over £100.


24th June, 2017

Subjective, Dark, Beautiful and Funny

There has never been a football-based book like it - ever.


(Part's 1 and 2)

The follow-up to both I AM SAM and ITV 7, the Queen of Cups is now complete.

Part 1 is 450 pages

Part 2 is 440 pages

For two years I've lived the characters, learned a lot of Arsenal history and met and spoke to lots of wonderful people.

I am extremely fortunate to do what I do and I look forward to sharing the completed story, which I feel will blow both it predecessors - I AM SAM and ITV 7 away.

There has never been a football-based book like it - of that I can assure you.


13th February, 2017

ITV 7 (Re-print)

ITV 7 has gone out to reprint - and what will be the second edition should be out shortly.


James Durose-Rayner

Member of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain