An image of the Good Pop Bad Pop book cover alongside a photo of author Jarvis Cocker

In Good Pop, Bad Pop, Jarvis Cocker asks the question: what if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display?

We all have a random collection of things that made us – photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that tell his story.

From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life. This accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process – writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

This is not a life story. It's a loft story.

To celebrate the publication of Good Pop, Bad Pop, we're offering one lucky fan the chance to win a unique prize including: a pair of tickets to your choice of Jarvis' Penguin Live tour dates, a signed art print of the book cover, a limited edition signed hardback copy of Good Pop, Bad Pop and items donated by Jarvis himself from his loft, including a vintage beer mat and some musical-themed iron-on transfers!

To be in with a chance of winning, please send proof of purchase to goodpopbadpop@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Competition closes on Sunday 22 May 2022 at 23.59pm GMT. UK only.

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FREE PRIZE DRAW TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. This prize draw is open to UK residents (with the exception of residents in Northern Ireland) aged 21 years or over, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
  2. Entries must be received by 22/05/2022 at 23.59 GMT. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Automatically generated entries and entries via agents or third parties are invalid and will not be counted. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
  3. Only one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  4. To enter pre-order your copy of Good Pop, Bad Pop by Jarvis Cocker (ISBN: 9781787330566) and email your proof of purchase (scan, photo or copy of email confirmation) to goodpopbadpop@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. A proof of purchase is a pre-order receipt or invoice from any UK (excluding Northern Ireland) bookshop including independent retailers, Waterstones, Amazon, WHSmith and supermarkets. Please do not include any banking or card details with your proof of purchase.
  5. All correctly completed entries will be entered into a prize draw which will take place within 1 week of the competition ending. The first entry drawn at random by an independent person will be the winner.
  6. The prize for the winner is a framed art print of the cover, signed HB copy, a pair of tickets to one of Jarvis Cocker’s Penguin Live events (to be chosen by the winner), x2 iron-on transfers and a vintage beer mat from the loft.
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  14. The Promoter is Penguin Books Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA.
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  • Good Pop, Bad Pop

  • **AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK**

    What if the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display?


    We all have a random collection of the things that made us - photos, tickets, clothes, souvenirs, stuffed in a box, packed in a suitcase, crammed into a drawer. When Jarvis Cocker starts clearing out his loft, he finds a jumble of objects that catalogue his story and ask him some awkward questions:

    Who do you think you are?

    Are clothes important?

    Why are there so many pairs of broken glasses up here?

    From a Gold Star polycotton shirt to a pack of Wrigley's Extra, from his teenage attempts to write songs to the Sexy Laughs Fantastic Dirty Joke Book, this is the hard evidence of Jarvis's unique life, Pulp, 20th century pop culture, the good times and the mistakes he'd rather forget. And this accumulated debris of a lifetime reveals his creative process - writing and musicianship, performance and ambition, style and stagecraft.

    This is not a life story. It's a loft story.

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