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From Albion to Shangri-La
by Peter Doherty
Peter Doherty’s long-awaited follow up to the Books of Albion.
Journals and tour diaries, from 2008 – 2013.
A pocket book full of surprises… poetry, observations, anecdotes, love, hope, remorse, regret, music, adventures & hallucinations
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by A.A. Walker
Publication date 23 September 2014
‘Licentia’ came from nowhere and astonished us. It’s an erotic, hallucinogenic, dramatic prose-poem that embroils the reader in a kaleidoscope of intersecting relationships and events. Baroque characters in a variety of guises people a dream that tugs at the heart strings with surrealist abandon, grace, excitement and wonder.
‘Imagination unbound, Licentia is the enemy of conformity. Read and be free. As intoxicating as a thousand years of incense and poppies; A. A. Walker has fulfilled the poet’s eternal calling.’
— Nina Antonia, music writer, author,
Johnny Thunders… In Cold Blood, and The New York Dolls – Too Much Too Soon
Second, updated edition July 2014
Why the band imploded at the top of their game
by Mick Jones and others who were actually there
Publication date 14 May 2014
Poetry and dramatic prose-poetry including the mind-blowing Wennefer set in a south London nightclub and not for the faint-hearted. This a first collection by Southwark Mysteries playwright and ‘urban shaman’ John Constable aka John Crow.
The memoir of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguard
Louis Aragon’s surrealist classic
Elsa Triolet’s memoir of the great Russian poet and Futurist