Down By Law are a pop duo like no other. For a start Mickie James has a hunchback, but that doesn't matter, he is the talented one. From their base in a disused room at the top of St Pancras Station they plan to take the music industry by storm. Only first they need gigs, a record deal and a flushable toilet. When they meet the pink-hatted impresario Ivan Norris-Ayres at the local cheese shop, they think things are finally going their way. They are, but not in the way they expected. Via giants in a minor European theme park, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and an unidentified splinter group of the Viet Cong on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, they find the path to success is anything but a simple three-chord love song. Me and Mickie James is a novel of amazing energy and humour about love, fate and the importance of pop music in all our lives.