Faber adds punk Viv Albertine memoirs to music list

Faber adds punk Viv Albertine memoirs to music list

Faber and Faber has added to their growing music list by acquiring the rights for the memoirs of legendary punk, Viv Albertine.

Clothes Clothes Clothes, Music Music Music, Boys Boys Boys will describe Albertine's career from starting a band with Sid Vicious, to her time with The Slits, and her later years a filmmaker, wife and mother.

Rights were acquired from Becky Thomas at WME Entertainment, and the book is set to be published in spring 2014.

It follows books by rock critic Nick Kent and The Pogues musician James Fearnley on Faber's growing music list.

Publishing director Lee Brackstone said: "Viv's story is inspiring and it is a pleasure to spend time with her on the page. The heart of the book is, of course, the much mythologised punk scene of London in the late 1970s.

"For the first time, we witness familiar events and characters—Vicious, Lydon, Thunders, Jones, Strummer, Ari-Up, Siouxsie etc—from a female perspective."

Albertine said: "The enthusiasm for this project from everyone at Faber has given me the confidence to keep writing and developing, to tell the truth, however painful. I have to write this book now, I've fought it for years, but it just won't stay in any longer."