Musician-turned-award winning author

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Daniel Rachel
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‘A rollicking read….a tale of hedonism and opportunism, of great hope and dashed expectations.’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘A grade, A list oral history’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Eminently, moreishly readable’ NEW STATESMAN

‘A fascinating step back to right before the web, smartphones and streaming changed the face of culture’ STYLIST

‘I tore through it, savouring every high and low point of this hazy, hard-to-define epoch’ EVENING STANDARD

‘Remarkable’ ART REVIEW

‘Book of the Week’ GUARDIAN

‘The tumult, the triumph and the toilery of the 90s…a who’s who of the decade’ SHAUN KEAVENY, BBC 6 MUSIC

‘Without question, the definitive telling of what Britain was in the nineties, who Britain became and how that has come to define the times we live in now’ M.M.A

‘I absolutely devoured it’ CHRIS WARBURTON, BBC RADIO 5 LIVE

 ‘We guarantee, this will change the way you think about the era you lived through’

It’s so original to read about the 90s that takes in all those different perspectives  and doesn’t just paint a picture of a heap of cocaine with Noel Gallagher in the middle of it’ MARK ELLEN

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Daniel Rachel
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* Winner: Penderyn Music Book of the Year
* Radio 2 Book Club choice

‘A triumphant oral history’  GUARDIAN

‘A colossal and brilliant book’  SHAUN KEEVENY, BBC 6 Music

‘A majestic work’ THE WIRE

‘A fabulous book’  JONATHAN ROSS , Radio 2 Arts Show

‘Daniel Rachel’s superlative oral history… a brilliant account of the period.’ Q

‘Brilliant insight’ MOJO

‘Glorious’  TRACEY THORN, New Statesman

‘Absorbing an intriguing….a well researched and passionate book.’ LOUDER THAN WAR

‘An amazing oral history of a time when pop culture fought against the forces of darkness. ‘ BILLY BRAGG

‘An important book, crammed full of photos & the real story of how a great number bands got together & actually did something to change things in the UK.’ CHALKIE DAVIES

Walls Come Tumbling Down: Daniel Rachel
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‘‘This is without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write. Fantastic, insightful interviews. I remember being interviewed for it at the time and thinking, “I wish all interviews were like this’  NOEL GALLAGHER

‘After all these years to be asked original was very impressive’ ROBIN GIBB

‘Really intelligent, clued up and musically astute’ WEEKEND SPORT

‘A fascinating book’ MIRANDA SAWYER, BBC Radio 4

‘Fascinating insights’ GUARDIAN

‘As fascinating  as his subjects’ NME

‘In depth, scholarly’ Q

‘An unmissable collection’  SONGWRITING

‘Absolutely fantastic’  JANICE LONG, BBC Radio 2

‘Revelations abound. This is a must for all songwriters and lovers of song’ PAUL ZOLLO, author Songwriters On Songwriting

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