The Story of John Nightly by Tot Taylor: Book Event at Swiss Cottage Library 12th April 7pm – 9pm (a London Book Fair Week: Live Event)

Posted by Justine Solomons on 26 February 2018, in News

One of our members, Tot Taylor has just had his book published by Unbound and we were intrigued not only about the book but also his launch event during London Book Fair week, here are some more details:

The Book: The Story of John Nightly by Tot Taylor, launch event.  

Where: Swiss Cottage Library - Atrium, 88 Avenue Road, NW3 3HA

Date: Thursday 12th April

Time: 7pm-9pm 

Tickets: this event is free to attend but places are limited, if you want to come along please email 

About the event: author Tot Taylor  will  read  live excerpts and  play examples at the piano to look at the music featured in his just-published novel The Story of John Nightly  - one of The 'Guardian’s Best Books of 2017’. He'll be asking “Where do songs come from? Are all songs actually the same song?" from a broad musical range from Burt Bacharach and Aretha to Ed Sheeran and Adele. Tot's  960-page novelThe Story of John Nightly  (Unbound) explores both the creative and destructive nature of genius. Moving from 1970 back to AD300 then forward to 2016 the book uses the ‘condition of music’ rather than language to tell its story.

Buy the Book: you can buy his book from Unbound here


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