MP Lammy to examine London riots for Cornerstone

MP Lammy to examine London riots for Cornerstone

Cornerstone has acquired a book written by Tottenham MP David Lammy about the 2011 riots.

Guardian Books acting publisher Katie Roden acquired world rights in Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots by Lammy through Andrew Gordon at David Higham. The book will be published in trade paperback and e-book on 17th November, with all author proceeds going to charitable causes.

In the title, Lammy will analyse the events of August 2011, describing the reactions of local communities and considering the reasons behind the breakdown in law and order.

Roden said: "We are absolutely delighted to be publishing David's timely, important and intensely personal book. He has long been concerned with the failings he sees in our urban society, and his analysis is both deeply considered and timely."