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PostPost #51  Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

For the completely over-obsessive on here, there's a couple of "unreleased" photos of the Sisters in the book. It will apparently be available in some book shops soon if anyone just wants to go in and look at the snaps.

Yes, mine arrived yesterday but my tsundoku is ridiculous and I'm just 3 chapters into a novel so will finish that before reading Wayne's missive. There's also a most terrifying snap of Wayne in what appears to be a Bay City Rollers style boy band, complete with flares and woolly vest... o.O He actually looks about 30 in that photo though he's apparently only 16 at the time?! o.O
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PostPost #52  Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Does said woolly vest have three stars on the front? Laughing Laughing

(in joke, sorry)
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PostPost #53  Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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Mine's arriving in a few days so no SPOILERS please.... Laughing


He leaves the Sisters !
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PostPost #54  Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

He joins the Sisters!
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PostPost #55  Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Got mine today and I must confess to jumping straight to the Sisters chapters and devouring it to the end. I'll go back and read it properly later of course - Wayne does have a hugely interesting part in the early post-punk scene too - but I did want to get to the main course first.

Is it a spoiler to say that there are really no spoilers?

Sure there are extra little nuggets of information throughout the entire chronology, new anecdotes, or maybe confirmation of things we'd always suspected, but the main structure of events is pretty much exactly as anybody who's paid attention over the years already knows, and the character, personalities and relationships of the major players just what you'd expect.

It is nice to have the account directly from someone who was there at the time, and it's written in an easy, readable and often warmly funny style.
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PostPost #56  Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

just ordered my copy. £'s in the gargoyles pocket -musta been 30+ years gone...
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PostPost #57  Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

mh wrote:


Is it a spoiler to say that there are really no spoilers?

Sure there are extra little nuggets of information throughout the entire chronology,

One of the highlights for me was finally finding out who actually plays the guitar and bass on the version of Emma that was on the B - side of Dominion.
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PostPost #58  Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

mine arrived on sunday -10/10 to amazon- but i didnt start reading it until today; absolutely loving it.
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PostPost #59  Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The book's wicked, a bit like having a laugh with an old mate over a bevy chatting old times in The Fav or The Grapes
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PostPost #60  Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Swinnow wrote:
The book's wicked, a bit like having a laugh with an old mate over a bevy chatting old times in The Fav or The Grapes

fair to say his style isn't at all annoying -neither boring nor pretentious- and veers between incredibly modest to full-on self-deprecation.
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PostPost #61  Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
Swinnow wrote:
The book's wicked, a bit like having a laugh with an old mate over a bevy chatting old times in The Fav or The Grapes

fair to say his style isn't at all annoying -neither boring nor pretentious- and veers between incredibly modest to full-on self-deprecation.


Have to agree...it does sometimes howevr veer into the world of Alan Partridge (but only because AP satirised the biography genre so well)
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PostPost #62  Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

GC wrote:
eastmidswhizzkid wrote:
Swinnow wrote:
The book's wicked, a bit like having a laugh with an old mate over a bevy chatting old times in The Fav or The Grapes

fair to say his style isn't at all annoying -neither boring nor pretentious- and veers between incredibly modest to full-on self-deprecation.


Have to agree...it does sometimes howevr veer into the world of Alan Partridge (but only because AP satirised the biography genre so well)


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