‘a welcome addition to Peel’s printed oeuvre’Nicholas Lezard, Guardian‘wonderfully surreal’Sunday TimesJohn Peel is best known for his four decades of radio broadcasting. His Radio 1 shows virtually defined popular culture. His Radio 4 show, Home Truths, was required listening for millions. But all the while, John was also tapping away on his beloved Olivetti typewriter, writing articles, columns and reviews for an array of newspapers and magazines.Now the best of these writings have been brought together. Read his thoughts on everything from the perils of shaving to the embarrassments of virginity; from the strange joy of Eurovision to the horror of being sick in trains; and on musicians as diverse as Captain Beefheart and Madonna. At every stage, the writing is laced with John’s 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.9780552157049www.rbooks.co.uk
Fit to burst with colourful commentary... he crams in references to music that will have you in hysterics over his sumptuously structured prose.
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June 29, 2011
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