The Olivetti Chronicles: Three Decades of Life and Music by John Peel lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Bantam Press, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: John Peel is best known for his four decades of radio broadcasting. His Radio 1 shows shaped the taste of successive generations of music lovers and his Radio 4 show, Home Truths, became required listening for millions. But all the while, John was also tapping away on his beloved Olivetti typewriter, creating copy for an array of patient editors. He wrote articles, columns and reviews for newspapers and magazines as diverse as The Listener, Oz, Gandalfs Garden, Sounds, the Observer, the Independent and Radio Times.
Now for the first time, the best of these writings have been brought together -selected and introduced by Johns wife, Sheila, and his four children. Music, of course, is a central and recurring theme, and he writes on music in all its forms, from Tubular Bells to Berlin punk to Madonna. Here you can read John Peel on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity, and from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains. At every stage, the writing is laced with Johns brilliantly acute observations on the minutiae of everyday life.
This endlessly entertaining book is essential reading for Peel fans and a reminder of just why he remains a truly great Briton.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the top edges of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XII] 366 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!