Headline to publish musician Frank Turner

Headline to publish musician Frank Turner

Headline is to publish a book by musician Frank Turner, who performed at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Non-fiction editor Richard Roper acquired world rights to the book, as yet unnamed, from Charlie Caplowe at Xtra Mile.

The book will chart singer/songwriter Turner’s career from his last show with his band Million Dead through to his solo headlining gigs at Wembley Arena and his performance at the Olympics.

Roper said: “Frank has established himself as one of the most exciting musicians around. Through sheer dedication and an unwavering commitment to writing and playing music, he has amassed both a tenacious, loyal fanbase and critical acclaim for his work.
“This book promises to be a brilliantly written account of Frank’s career, and a thrilling insight into life on the road.”

Turner said: “It took some persuading for me to think about writing a book of any kind, but in the end I realised that I have spent a pretty unusual amount of time touring hard in the last few years, and I have a fair few stories to tell, and maybe even a tiny smidgen of wisdom to impart to people starting out on the same path. Plus I come from a family of yarn-spinners, and I can run my mouth, so it makes sense.”

The book will be published in hardback at £16.99 in spring 2015.

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