It gets me home… writing about music with Ian Penman

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Date(s) - Wednesday, 5th February
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Five Leaves Bookshop


When all else fails, when our compass breaks, there is one thing we can rely on: music.

Ian Penman is a legendary music critic and he will be reading from and talking about It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track, his first book for twenty years. His cast of characters includes James Brown, Elvis Presley, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra… he writes about black artists who were innovators and white musicians who copied them. He writes about a damaged America, its venality, its conformities, its racism.

Ian will be in conversation with former music journalist Graham Caveney, of this parish.

Tickets: £4 (£2 students) including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on

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