Clothes, music, boys – Viv comes to Letchworth to look back at her life in the fast lane

Viv Albertine is coming to David's Bookshop in Letchworth

Viv Albertine is coming to David's Bookshop in Letchworth - Credit: Archant

Punk generation music icon Viv Albertine’s memoir of life in the fast lane has been garlanded with awards – and now you can meet the author in Letchworth.

Clothes, Music, Boys was hailed as music book of the year by the Sunday Times and has also picked up a clutch of specialist awards.

It’s the story of how guitarist Viv became part of the Slits, a hugely influential all-girl band who took on the male-dominated music scene of the 1970s and lived to tell the tale.

Viv’s post-punk life, including a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again, is also covered in a remarkable memoir.

She will be at David’s Bookshop in Eastcheap on Thursday, March 19, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, deductible from the cost of the paperback (£8.99) if you buy it at the event. Call 01462 684631 for more details, or visit the website at

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