Tracey Thorn – Another Planet – in conversation with Miranda Sawyer
7th March 2019

We are beyond delighted to welcome TRACEY THORN to Walthamstow Rock ‘n’ Roll Book Club to celebrate her wonderful new book, Another Planet. We would be thrilled if you could join us.

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, Thorn reconsiders the greenbelt post-war dream so many artists have mocked, and so many artists have come from.

‘I adored this. Wise, tender, beautifully observed, deadly funny. A green belt memoir classic’

MAX PORTER on Another Planet

‘I devoured Another Planet. Thorn’s intimate reflections on teenage angst, motherhood, panic attacks, family and music are so moving and insightful, and written with wit and sensitivity’

COSEY FANNI TUTTI on Another Planet

Tracey will be in conversation with broadcaster, journalist Miranda Sawyer. Music from Walthamstow’s fabulous Disco 2000. Audience Q&A and book signing all in Walthamstow’s amazing 1930’s former Granada Cinema.

Waterstones Walthamstow will have books available on the night.