Two new publications due out 1st October 2017
The hilarious memoirs of original Mod DAVE DRY from the cutting edge of both fashion and scooters.
A whopping 250 pages at just £9.99 + £2.00 UK P&P (£5 ROW)
Modernist beat poet JASON DISLEY’s thrilling homage to pulp-fiction noir novellas of the ’40’s and ’50’s, set in the Mod clubs of mid-sixties Manchester
Priced at just £6.99 + £2.00 UK P&P (£5 ROW)
After it’s successful crowd-funding via KickStarter the book is already at first proof stage and should be sent to print within the week and is right on course for delivery early October 2016
Priced at just £20.00 + £5.00 UK P&P (£10 ROW) this is the essential book for the Modernist bookshelf.
Released to coincide with the 10th Anniversary of his death, the book is a celebration of the memory of a man that meant so much to a generation of football fans. It is the tale of Pete’s journey to attend George’s funeral to pay his respects to the flawed genius, who’s demons were just too strong for him in the end.
Maradona, good, Pele better, GEORGE BEST is a warm and good humoured novel but with a serious and at times sad undercurrent as the self-destruction of George and another significant person in Pete’s life, are all too inevitable.
Priced at just £6.99 + £1.99 UK P&P these make an ideal present for the Man Utd fan, the George Best fan or simply the fan of a good read in your life.
These are in a strictly limited production run of just 250 so you’ll need to move quick if you wish to grab a copy.
Priced at just £5.99 + £1.49 UK P&P these wont hang about.
Check out more of Steven Millington’s wonderful work here:
Many thanks to Tara Milton – from one of the very great bands of the Mod-revival-revival (TM Mark ‘Monkey’ Raison) – 5.30 – for his kind review of All About My Girl, that I received just before X-mas.
Hello Jason Brummell, long time coming I know, but please allow me to congratulate you on the fine piece of work which is ‘All About My Girl’! For me, the writing is accomplished, believable and most importantly economical. To compare you to a master, like Hemmingway, never verbose, elaborate or fussy; always dynamic and succinct.
If you’re looking for a great plot, a who dun nit? or a gripping page turner, of course this book is not for you. Fortunately those reads rarely please me; this is European cinema as oppose to Hollywood block buster, and it extends to the reader a hand which guides you effortlessly through one of the most illuminating social epochs of our City. And as with Collin Macinnes’s famous trilogy this is very much a ‘London thing’. In close smoked filled night clubs we are at one with our narrator, untouchable, vulnerable, invincible, spell bound by an incredible organ player. Jason, always put’s the reader nicely in the thick of it…… (to be continued)
Thank you Jason. I could go on for hours and I probably will, but I got to go and do my Xmas shopping!
I’m pleased to say he is back in the studio again after getting some sponsorship via a crowd-funding platform, so hopefully we can expect some new material over the course of 2015.
For those who’ve not bought it – 5.30’s classic album Bed is available on Amazon in an expanded version – it is BRILLIANT so do youselves a mighty big favour and add it to your collection
I’m delighted to have been invited to this event on Saturday 7th February 2015
It’ll be a gathering of some of the finest Modernist chroniclers of recent years all talking together about our influences (cue six guys all saying Richard Barnes’ Mods book) and our experiences in writing and getting published.
We’ll also be joined by former Jam drummer Rick Buckler who’s autobiography will be in shops soon. He’ll also be taking lots of questiosn about the Jam and probably not so many about Time UK
Tickets are £15 each and available at www.thecockpit.org.uk
Would love to see you there!
Not a review per se but I do love this great picture of top-Mod Daniele Savare, catching up with some quality reading
For those with exquisite taste in the very finest of knitwear would do worse than checking out Daniele’s Connection Knitwear site on facebook
Click on the link below, should get you there!
His stuff like everything he does is of the absolute highest order!
Many thanks to Dave Dry for his enjoyable and enthusiastic review in Issue 96 of Classic Scooterist Magazine
‘All or Nothing’ book review by Dave Dry/Classic Scooterist Magazine
Jason Brummell’s All or Nothing is the author’s second book and the follow up to the earlier All About the Girl featuring the familiar cast of characters from that original novel, but with the time line rolled forward three years to 1966 – the year of IN-GER-LAND and the World Cup Final. Jason once again manages to capture an authentic, well researched image of London in the swinging sixties and helps to fill a niche market for fiction from this period. Jason’s work sits snugly between the London novels of Colin McInnes, an opus including the classic Absolute Beginners, and the greatly underestimated book Quadrophenia written by Alan Fletcher. For some unknown reason there are very few works of fiction about the vibrant, unforgettable years of the ‘Mod’ youth movement, so Jason’s efforts in this direction are both timely and welcome.
Jason Brummell has crafted a story around the events of the mid 1960’s included in the melting pot: corrupt police, the intrigues of petty house breaking villains and card sharps – with a side serving of the organised criminality of the Richardson’s gang and a garnish of bloody murder and jail breaks – all grafted into a racy, purple heart tinged plot that builds up to a major gold bullion heist.
The hip style of British Modernists with their flair for sharp suits and shoes and their taste equally hip American music are the cement that binds the passion behind All or Nothing. So evocative is the storyline that the reader can immerse him/her self into the story to the extent that you can almost smell the cafes and their espresso as the book takes you along the seedy back streets of Soho.
Curiously woven into the story line, and a unique occurrence as far as this reviewer is aware, is the very unlikely scenario of a Vespa GS160 being featured as both a pursuit and a getaway vehicle as the plot buzzes around the club scene of metropolitan London. Jason, in real life, actually owns a GS, so he is well versed in the world of this iconic, classic scooter and, no doubt sees the humour of including this improbable gem in a scene from his book?
This fast paced unputdownable volume ends, sadly, all too soon, as the reader would like it just to run and run. However, despite only being 188 pages in length, this novel is a still a modern classic of the period, whetting the appetite of all those interested in the long gone evocative era of the 60’s and making All or Nothing a ‘must read’ novel for this genre.
Many thanks to Paul Hooper-Keeley one of the busiest bloggers on the Mod scene for his kind review of All About My Girl in his Modernist Society Blog:
‘All About My Girl’ book review by Paul Hooper-Keeley
Many thanks to Mark Raison and his always very readable blog Monkey Picks, for his kind review of All or Nothing:
wednesday, 5 march 2014
ALL OR NOTHING by JASON BRUMMELL (2013)
Many thanks to Paul Hooper-Keeley one of the busiest bloggers on the Mod scene for his kind review of All or Nothing in his Modernist Society Blog: