Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Halfway to Paradise - first copies

One of the best bits of writing a book is when the advance copies turn up and you actually get to hold the finished product in your hand. And that’s exactly where I’m at with Halfway to Paradise: The Birth of British Rock.

The book itself is published next month, when the main shipment arrives from China, but the advance copies are with us, and they look fantastic. Harry Hammond’s photos of the great rock stars of the 1950s and early-‘60s are wonderful things and this is the best reproduction I’ve ever seen of them.

To celebrate, I’ve started the process of putting extracts from the book on my website. A further extract will appear each week over the next month and a half. To whet your appetite, here’s a photo of the very beautiful Little Richard (© V&A Images):

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