- Bedsit Disco Queen will reach a whole new readership in paperback, drawn by the fantastic coverage for the HB - Cross-promotion with women's magazines, music magazines and online music portals - Social media campaign driven by a competition with a money-can't-buy prize - Tracey's influential Twitter followers include Caitlin Moran, Danny Baker and Grace Den, who will all tweet about the book, reaching an audience of millions - Virago Book Club promotion plus dedicated newsletter and exclusive web content
Tracey Thorn was singer and songwriter with Everything But the Girl from 1982-2000. At that point she semi-retired from the music business to bring up her children. She has since recorded three solo albums, Out of the Woods, Love and Its Opposite, and Tinsel and Lights. She lives in London with her husband Ben Watt and their three children.
The Alan Bennett of pop memoirists. I loved her book so much I
wanted to form a band, too. Preferably with Thorn -- Caitlin Moran,
bestselling author of How to be a Woman
As distinctive and lovely as its author's singing voice, Bedsit Disco Queen isn't just a wry and wise memoir of a unique career: it acts as a kind of eulogy for a forgotten era of British pop -- Alexis Petridis
As a witty and wise chronicle of a life spent dipping in and out of the limelight, this is second to none -- Fiona Sturges * Independent on Sunday *
Beautifully written, dryly funny and searingly honest * Sunday Times *