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Buy Direct From me via Payhip!

You can now buy my books and stories direct from me via pay hip.  The store front includes signed paperbacks, ebooks and audiobooks.  Some things are a fixed price, somethings are free and some things you pay what you want. To give you an idea of some of the delights in store…. So if you want to cut Jeff Bezos out of the equation then have a ganger and fill your basket right here.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club Rescheduled for Thurs 21 April

STOP PRESS!  This date has been rescheduled to Thur 21 April.  Tickets still valid for that date. Here’s the blurb… I am guest author at the Xmas Rock n Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Thursday 21st April. Previous months have featured books on The Pogues, Squeeze and Amy Winehouse and now it is the turn of The Pointy Birds. Not before time! The evening is hosted by the lovely Tony

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A new story called The Quilt and more…

Time for my monthly intrusion into your inbox.  First up, the exciting news that I am the guest author at the Xmas Rock n Roll Book Club at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Thursday 16th December. Previous months have featured books on The Pogues, Squeeze and Amy Winehouse, and now it is the turn of The Pointy Birds. Not before time! The evening is hosted by the lovely Tony Gleed, and I will chat to

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Anointy Hardback Edition out now!

The hardback edition of Anoint My Head – How I Failed To Make it as a Britpop Indie Rockstar is now available for purchase and rather lovely it is too. Plus, it will fit snugly into a Xmas stocking or make the birthday perfect gift so maybe buy one for all your friends and family. Here she is on the catwalk:     BUY HERE

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Make Anoint My Head a TV series says Louder Than War!

The good people at Louder Than War Magazine have just reviewed Anoint My Head and they clearly know what they are talking about. ‘Anoint My Head is a great read which rips along at pace and would make an excellent dramatisation or comedy series.’ Couldn’t agree more. Please tell Netflix. Thanks Iain Key, Melanie Smith and John Robb You can read the full review here: Anoint My Head by Andy Macleod – book review

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Derek Smalls, Molly Ringwald & the Onions & more…

First off, I met a very nice man in the shower at my local lido. It is not uncommon to strike up a conversation with a fellow swimmer. I told him fairly early on in our chat that I had written a book called Anoint My Head, and his eyebrows lifted at the news. I could tell he was the kind of guy who liked his rock ‘n’ roll so I gave him some more

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New short story for your reading pleasure…

  Click here to read a brand new short story wot I have written called A Night In Dieppe, although I may rename it Molly Ringwald and the Onions, or maybe just Molly and the Onions. But you will have to read it to find out why. The story is all true, apart from the bits I made up and takes about 17 minutes to read, so it goes perfectly with a cup of tea

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A+ book review of Anoint My Head

I can die happy. “If This Is Spinal Tap is the quintessential rock mockumentary, Anoint My Head is the closest you’ll get to that in book form.” Read full review here… Andy Macleod – Anoint My Head: How I Failed To Make It As A Britpop Indie Rock Star (Pointy Books)

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Russian spas, Gobbledegook and so much more…

Welcome to the June edition of Anointy news, which you are getting in July, but who’s counting. I got a bit distracted last month with Euro 2020 and then needed to recover from a birthday trip to a Russian spa. Not sure if I would file the experience under pleasure or pain, but it began with a large hair-less man thrashing me with eucalyptus branches in a piping hot sauna until I thought I was

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Anoint My Head Audiobook out now!

Anoint My Head is now available as an audiobook for your listening pleasure.   It’s been a long time in the making. Not only did I have to spend 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it. I then had to spend another 7 hours, 11 minutes and 1 second narrating it again as the first take wasn’t very good. Then once it was mixed and sequenced, I had to spend 7 hours, 11

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Bookbub deal, Stalker video & Golden Ears episode 4….

Here is a quick round-up of some things happening with my book Anoint My Head plus some other projects in gestation. Apologies in advance if some of the following content borders on silly. ​ BOOKBUB In exciting news, Anoint My Head has been accepted for a Bookbub featured deal. For those not in the know, Bookbub is the daddy of curated book recommendation emails with a subscriber list of 14 million avid book readers. Apparently,

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Harry Styles, Brett Anderson, Radio Fandango & a Competition…

Time to put the kettle on, grab a penguin (the biscuit variety), put your feet up and enjoy this March edition of my Anointy newsletter. Plus you can win a copy of my book wot I wrote if you know the answer to the very tricky question below…. ​ LATEST ON HARRY/ANOINT MY HEAD FILM You may recall from last month’s installment some talk, made-up or otherwise, of Harry Styles possibly playing me in the

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Golden Ears Ep 4 Out Now!

It’s been a while but think this might be the best episode yet.  In this instalment Dad-manager, Neil Sparks has an exciting breakthrough with the band, but also has to manage a tricky situation regarding Dorian’s hopes and fears for the future.  Meanwhile, Joyce tells her husband Fergal he has to choose between his wife or the carpet during a row over the pub refurbishment. You can listen to all four episodes right here. Enjoy! In

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