My Pack Pages – The Music Book Club 1:2

Visit England Tourism Superstar Finalist 2022 Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

Welcome to episode 2 of My Back Pages!

Last time we looked at Bob Dylan Troubadour Tales. Catch-up with that episode here…

Ep.1 Troubadour Tales Bob Dylan In London

In episode 2 I’m adding the first work of fiction to the reading list – David Mitchell‘s Utopia Avenue.

If you’ve read the book and want to share your thoughts, please drop me a line or leave a comment at the end of this post – and I’m always keen to hear your recommendations for music books too.

As usual, keep in touch and I look forward to seeing you on the pavement or on Zoom for a London Music Tour very soon

October 2022

Series One, Episode Two: Utopia Avenue

Charting the rise of eclectic four-piece band Utopia Avenue in the late 1960, this fiction features walk-on parts from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen among others…

Utopia Avenue

Written by David Mitchell

Published by Penguin

Published July 2020

Paperback £8.99

Further Reading…

Sympathy For The Devil by William Shaw

Highly addictive crime novel set against the backdrop of The Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park concert in the summer of 1969.

Support Your Local Bookshop…

West End Lane Books in West Hampstead is one of my favourite indies in London. Family-run since 1994, they stage events and signings and have a really lively Twitter feed too. We’ll be visiting the neighbourhood on the Beatlemania! tour as part of next year’s (2023’s) NEW full-day Beatles tour.

277 West End Lane
West Hampstead

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm.

Meet the Author…


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