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Frances Vick

The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients.


Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a guinea pig for medical trials. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with homeless teenagers and refugees.

Contemporary Fiction

CHINASKI

CHINASKI - THE BAND WHO ALMOST MADE IT

Carl Howell is dead, passing like a wave through the lives of his friends. A brilliant singer, a loved son, a hated rival, a meal ticket, a soulmate, Carl means different things to different people - how can they continue without him? Chinaski takes a look at the music industry, the fans and the vampires, and asks, what can we really know about our icons?

Set in the late 80s/early 90s, during the last gasp of youth subculture, before rave culture came along and made people like each other, before brit pop made indie music mainstream, Chinaski charts the rise of an indie band destined for fame. A realistic account of the seamier side of the music industry told from the point of view of the girlfriend, the band member and the music journalist.

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Chinaski

by Frances Vick

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: 11/2014

ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-909776-08-1
eBook: 978-1-909776-09-8

Paperback RRP: £9.99

Category: Fiction: General; Punk, New Wave & Indie; Music: General

BIC Codes: FA, AVGU

Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: Demy (216 x140mm) 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 250
Distributor UK: Ingrams/Gardners/Cillian Press
Price RRP: GBP 9.99; EUR 11.95; USD 14.95; AUD 18.00

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Chinaski

by Frances Vick

Publisher: Cillian Press
Pub Date: 11/2014

ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-909776-08-1
eBook: 978-1-909776-09-8

Paperback RRP: £9.99

Category: Fiction: General; Punk, New Wave & Indie; Music: General

BIC Codes: FA, AVGU

Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: Demy (216 x140mm) 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 250
Distributor UK: Ingrams/Gardners/Cillian Press
Price RRP: GBP 9.99; EUR 11.95; USD 14.95; AUD 18.00

Information Sheet

Available at most online retailers and at selected bookstores.

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Little Lorna Bell is from a notorious family on a rundown estate. Everyone thinks she’s a nasty piece of work. The schoolchildren call her a thief. But Lorna’s hair is matted, her shoes pinch her feet and school teacher Claire Penny can’t help herself; some kids just need a bit more support, a bit more love, than the rest.

As the bond between teacher and pupil grows stronger, Claire sees Lorna’s bruises, and digs to uncover the disturbing tale behind them. Heartbroken, Claire knows she has to act. She must make Lorna safe.

Just when Claire thinks she has protected Lorna, a chance encounter brings enigmatic stranger Marianne Cairns into their lives. Marianne seems generous and kind but there is something about her story that doesn’t quite add up. Why does she feel so at home, and why is Lorna suddenly so unsettled?

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