There have been two books specifically written about Kirsty (both have since been reprinted):
- Jean MacColl’s biography and account of the Justice for Kirsty Campaign
- Karen O’Brien’s biography
Kirsty also merits pleasing mentions in some miscellaneous books:
- Jean MacColl has also published her own autobiography (writing as Jean Newlove) called Yum Di Dee Dah (see below)
- Still Suitable for Miners (Billy Bragg biography)
- Lemmy’s autobiography
- The Stiff Records Story (Richard Balls 2014)
Books by Jean MacColl
Yum De Dee Dah — The life story of Theatre Workshop’s choreographer Jean Newlove, Discovering Laban, working with Joan Littlewood and her marriage to writer and singer/ song-writer Ewan MacColl. This book follows Jean’s story until the birth of her daughter Kirsty (MacColl).
Buy Yum Di Dee Dah (Kindle) from amazon.co.uk (or from amazon.com).
Jean has also published other books about dance and movement – see her website for details.
Kristy is referenced in connecting Keith with Johnny Marr, assisting in the making of the Smiths album the Queen is Dead and is remembered lovingly in the Johnny Marr book “Set the Boy Free”.