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Gig Simon Armitage

Gig By Simon Armitage

Gig by Simon Armitage


£4.49
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Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. This title includes stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls, and Yorkshire life and death. It is about the dream and reality of what you are, and what you might have been.

Gig Summary

Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist - the bestselling memoir from the new Poet Laureate by Simon Armitage

'Extremely funny' Sunday Telegraph
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A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig, he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death, Gig is about the dream and reality of what you are, and what you might have been.
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'One of our most entertaining authors' Independent

'Very, very funny' GQ

'Witty, terrific, stupendously funny' Daily Telegraph

Gig Reviews

I read this book in one sitting. It moved me to tears, to shouts of laughter, and made me look at even the most mundane things in a different way * Sunday Times *
Extremely funny, brilliant * Sunday Telegraph *
Engaging, eccentric, hilarious, incredibly good company. A wonderwall of moments and memories . . . one of our most entertaining authors * Independent *
Very, very funny . . . the kind of book you'll want to press on your friends * GQ *
Witty, terrific, stupendously funny * Daily Telegraph *
Warm, funny . . . wonderfully accurate and evocative . . . we close the book wanting more * Times Literary Supplement *
Pitch perfect * Financial Times *
Funny, perceptive, thought-provoking. Armitage has a poet's eye for the poignant detail and the bigger theme * Scotsman *

About Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963, and continues to live near Huddersfield. He is one of the leading writers of his generation. He has won the Sunday Times author of the year, the Forward Prize, a Lannan Award, and an Ivor Novello Award for his song lyrics in the Channel 4 film, Feltham Sings

Additional information

GOR001534756
9780141021249
0141021241
Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist - the bestselling memoir from the new Poet Laureate by Simon Armitage
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
20090528
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Gig