Jarvis Cocker signs first book for Faber

Faber editor-at-large and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has made his first acquisition for the publisher.

Cocker signed world rights for Singing from the Floor by J P Bean, an oral history of British folk clubs, in a deal done directly with the author.

The title was recommended to Cocker by former Pulp guitarist and Mercury Prize-nominated musician Richard Hawley.

Faber will publish the book as a £20 trade paperback in April 2014.

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