Tracey Thorn in conversation - Monday 25th Feb 2019, 1-2pm
Liverpool Central Library is delighted to welcome musician and writer Tracey Thorn as part of her UK book tour for the release of 'Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia'.
In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn’s teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things, not going to the disco, the school coach not arriving.
Before she was a bestselling musician and writer, Tracey Thorn was a typical teenager: bored and cynical, despairing of her aspirational parents. Her only comfort came from house parties, meaningful conversations and the female pop icons who hinted at a new kind of living.
Returning more than three decades later to Brookmans Park, scene of her childhood, Thorn takes us beyond the bus shelters and pub car parks, the utopian cul-de-sacs, the train to Potters Bar and the weekly discos, to the parents who wanted so much for their children, the children who wanted none of it.
With her trademark wit and insight, she reconsiders the greenbelt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and so many artists have come from.
Tracey Thorn will be in conversation with Simon Savidge, to discuss her new book as well as 'Naked At The Albert Hall', 'Bedsit Disco Queen' and her career in music and other writing.