Roy Wilkinson 'Do It For Your Mum'
Roy Wilkinson 'Do It For Your Mum'
Roy Wilkinson 'Do It For Your Mum'
Roy Wilkinson ‘Do It For Your Mum’
Do It For Your Mum is now out as an actual electronic book and is available here:
*Rough Trade Books go voltaic.
*Acclaimed rock-industry / family / forestry memoir now out as e-book.
Rough Trade Books made its publishing debut in 2011 – with Roy Wilkinson’s book Do It For Your Mum. This non-fiction tale of family fun, recording studios, the Lake District, Ronnie Corbett, Diana Mosley, Pete Doherty, The Wurzels, Paris Hilton and British Sea Power was published in a numbered limited-edition of 2,011. It sold out pretty much immediately and was praised wide and loud.
‘The year’s finest memoir’ – The Guardian.
Stuart Maconie: ’As different from the usual rock biography as British Sea Power are from the usual rock band. Funny, literate, touching, ambitious and engaging. A quirky, brilliant story – quirkily, brilliantly told.’
Do It For Your Mum is now out as an actual electronic book and is available here:
‘The standout of this year in music writing’ – London Evening Standard, best books of 2011.
’A fantastically vivid account. A dignified and literary portrait of a rock group from the Lake District watched over by a Second World war Veteran father who’s increasingly obsessed by everyone from Blur to the Butthole Surfers’ – The Sunday Times, best books of 2011.
Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers, via Twitter): ‘Really enjoying roy wilkinson’s book ‘do it for your mum’ – british sea power + a lot more – funny, sad and very engaging x.’
The Independent On Sunday, best books of 2011: ‘A heartwarming family saga.’
Alan Warner, author of Morvern Callar: ‘One of the best-written rock books ever… so many beautiful sentences.’
Metro, best books of 2011: ’The real interest lies within family relationships… the band’s octogenarian father and his bizarre, belated obsession with alt-rock.’
GQ: ‘Brilliant… the funniest rock book in years.’
Dorian Lynskey, author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute (Faber & Faber): ‘The funniest, fondest rock memoir I’ve ever read.’
MOJO: ‘Spirited, comic… unbound imagination over mere reality… a Father’s Day gift in waiting.’ 4/5
Record Collector: ‘Exciting, life-affirming stuff… As heart-warming as it is hilarious.’ 4/5 ‘An astonishing and thought-provoking book – an effortless, enjoyable and compulsive read.’
Hamilton of British Sea Power: ‘Great, great, great, bloody great!’
Do It For Your Mum was chosen as best book of 2011 by the Caught By The River website: ‘One of the finest books you will ever read involving the need to transfer the narrative of lives playing rock ‘n’ roll onto the printed page.’
Roy Wilkinson is available for pretty much anything: including reading, writing, exclusive VIP party-management and the musically-illustrated talks he gives with film-maker and flautist Clare Tavernor (a hit at festivals including End Of The Road, No.6, Kendal Calling, Port Eliot, Voewood and Incubate of Tilburg). Regarding the grog-glugging festive corporate season, Roy is also available to stage Old Sarge vs. Malleticious, the musically-illustrated quiz that has delighted the masses two years running on the Caught By The River stage at Port Eliot festival – two brilliant classical musicians on marimbas, drums and sousaphone plus a game old man in a hat. Truly something for both the higher and lower selves.
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