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Tracey Thorn tells us the stories behind five great videos that span her 30-year pop career

03 Feb
Kings Place, London

Tracey Thorn Event

Tracey Thorn event at Kings Place

20 Feb
The Steps Theatre, Dundee

Tracey Thorn at the Dundee Literary Festival

Tracey will be talking about her book, Bedsit Disco Queen, with Bob McDevitt chairing.

Tracey Thorn

Tracey Thorn was singer and songwriter with Everything But the Girl from 1982-2000. At that point she semi-retired from the music business to bring up her children. She has since recorded two more solo albums, Out Of The Woods and Love And Its Opposite. She lives in London with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.

21 Feb
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig

Tracey Thorn at the Pitlochry Literary Festival

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18 Mar
Old Queen's Head, London

Tracey Thorn at 'A Word In Your Ear'

Tracey Thorn at 'A Word In Your Ear' at the Old Queen's Head, London

30 May
Hay Festival

Tracey Thorn in conversation with Xan Brooks

8:30pm

Tracey Thorn in conversation with Xan Brooks about her new novel, Naked at the Albert Hall

07 Feb
Rough Trade East

Tracey Thorn Launch

Tracey Thorn launch

13 Feb
Old Market Theatre, Brighton

Tracey Thorn Talk

Tracey Thorn talk at the Old Market Theatre in Brighton

27 Feb
Foyles, Charing Cross Road

Tracey Thorn Talk

02 May
Waterstones, Deansgate

Tracey Thorn Talk

Tracey Thorn will be at Waterstones Deansgate.

17 Oct
Leeds Metropolitan University

Tracey Thorne University Lecture

Tracey Thorne at Leeds Metropolitan University

Little, Brown

In the All-Night Café

Stuart David

One afternoon, in 1994, I had an idea. So begins Stuart David's magical, evocative memoir about Belle and Sebastian. Determined to make his living writing stories and songs, Stuart had spent several years scraping by on the dole in his small, industrial home town. Then he had the fateful idea to learn bass guitar, and to head for Glasgow in search of like-minded artists. It was a quiet but powerful idea that would completely transform his life. Within one extraordinary year he had helped create one of the most influential, beloved bands of all time. Set against a vivid background of early 90s Glasgow, In the All-Night Café describes Stuart's fortuitous meeting with the band's co-founder Stuart Murdoch on a course for unemployed musicians. It tells of their adventures in two early incarnations of Belle and Sebastian and culminates in the recording of the band's celebrated debut album, Tigermilk. A fascinating portrait of the group and its origins, it is also a story that will resonate with anyone who has put together - or thought of putting together - a band. It is a story of a group of friends who wanted to create a different kind of band and a different kind of music. And how - against all expectations - they succeeded. Written with wit, affection and a novelist's observant eye, In the All-Night Café brings to life the music and the early days of this most enigmatic and intriguing of bands.

Chapter One

The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds

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In The Pleasure Groove

John Taylor

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around. Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

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