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Reviews

  • Brilliant... accessible, pithy, lurid, entertaining, even laugh-out-loud funny... we can only hope that Cocker has enough tat for a second volume.

    Neil McCormick, The Telegraph
  • Poignant in a subtle, understated way; Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time for the age of the Ford Cortina... This book is about a very normal childhood and the everyday detritus it left behind. Common people indeed.

    Will Hodgkinson, The Times
  • Incredibly entertaining...a trip through the things that have made him who he is.

    Jessie Thompson, Evening Standard, *Books to Look Out For 2022*
  • Rummage through its pages - through the plastic and nylon, the tin and vinyl - and it's real gold, its shirts second-hand, of course, but its storytelling first class.

    Victoria Segal, Sunday Times
  • Brilliant...Good Pop, Bad Pop is more than anyone dared hope for

    John Aizlewood, i newspaper
  • Brilliantly fabulous: at once very witty, self-depreciating and moving.

    Evening Standard
  • Thoughtful and very funny... terrific

    Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian
  • Engaging and evocative. He [Cocker] paints a vividly drab picture of the north of England under Thatcherism. And his book is beautiful to look at, too, set out like pop art.

    Daily Express
  • Like a pop culture Proust... a testament to just how rich this junk is that Cocker can weave such a compelling take.

    Record Collector
  • Insightful and delightful.

    Hi-Fi Choice

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