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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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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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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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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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CNJ Love, Gossip columns, AMH Spotify playlist and more..

Hope you all keeping as fine and dandy as possible in these troubled times. In an attempt to bring a little light to the dark here is some news about my book wot I wrote, about the band wot I was in, back in the nineties… ​ CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL LOVE The Pointy Birds struggled to get any press back in the day (apart from that one NMEreview, but the less said about that the

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