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THE LAST WEREWOLF

I have been working on the next The Real Tuesday Weld album.  It is a soundtrack to Glen Duncan's new novel 'The Last Werewolf'.  The book will be published in April by Canongate in the UK, in July by Knopf in the US and around the world during the rest of the year.

Glen and I are old friends - the album 'I Lucifer' was a soundtrack to his book of the same name.  They sort of grew up together in my place in Clerkenwell, as did we I suppose.
I read the manuscript to the new book at the beginning of last year.  He didn't have a publisher then but I knew right away it was going to be a success.  You see I think it may be his best yet. He has published seven previous novels and I recommend them all but this one combines his remarkable literary flair with a genuinely moving and page turning tale in a way people rarely manage these days.

The album is timed to come out in July with the US version but we will be making a musical suite drawn from it available to mark the UK publication in April.  We are intending various live events and all sorts of funny business too.  And as ever, there are some very special guests including Glen himself, Marcella Puppini, Pinkie Maclure, Piney Gir and Joe Guillotine from the very lupine Lazarus and the Plane Crash.

So, more soon -  only two more full moons to go..
In the meantime find out more about the book here

19 comments:

spillyjane said...

Looking forward to both the book and the album. If they are both as delightful as 'I, Lucifer' and its accompanying soundtrack, I am already in love.

paulo said...

Sounds great. Roll on April! Please do post/tweet about it again at the time, so I don't criminally forget about it.

clerkenwell kid said...

I think you may be be here for the next full moon Jane

spillyjane said...

Oh, I do hope so...I would love to see the full moon shining down on London. I will have to check. I arrive on the 12th (not long now!)

Kurashi said...

You told me about that book last year at the BFI, I was jealous as I had to wait so long to read it.

spillyjane said...

It seems that the moon will be in its First Quarter when I'm there -- it won't be full until the 19th -- but it will be well on its way. I leave for Brussels the morning of the 16th so I will miss the Full Moon (unfortunately.) I hope I won't be missing anything else that you may be planning.

Rochelle said...

I love the cover of the novel. I read I, Lucifer when I was in London last. I think the book has become part of my memory of the place.

spillyjane said...

Thought you might like to see my new I, Lucifer-inspired socks-in-progress: Socks for Declan. If you'd like some for yourself and/or the shop, that can be arranged!

darrenabi said...

Hurrah!

clerkenwell kid said...

Very nice too, very nice too - I will let his lordship know!

spillyjane said...

Thank you -- please do!

spillyjane said...

If you like, I can bring the finished pair along for you when I'm in town...if not it's totally ok.

Tamsin Wilson said...

The book is released on my birthday, wonderful! Now I am residing in London I look forward to being able to attend your gigs. Is there a chance one will occur the week of the book release? That would be rather fantastic. All very exciting news!

spillyjane said...

Scratch that last thought. There's no way I'm going to have these socks finished in time.

clerkenwell kid said...

Tamsin

The album, is timed to the US release in July
so I am in hiding 'til the summer - our next London show is in June. BUT there's all sorts going on, so will keep all posted

clerkenwell kid said...

Jane

Your art socks are welcome always - and whenever.

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Anonymous said...

Message for Jane: Declan has asked me to pass on his joy at being part of the inspiration for your beautiful socks - and asks whether you're working your way up to leg-warmers or thigh-highs, both of which, I'm sorry to say, he frequently prances around in after his bath and hot milk. Either way - keep up the good work!

Declan's Gimp

spillyjane said...

Message for D's G: Please thank Mr. Gunn for me. I am flattered that he likes the socks.

My deepest condolences that you have been privy to his evening prances. I would be happy to provide him with stockings should he allow me the chance.

Jane