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Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia Hardcover – 7 Feb 2019

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (7 Feb. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1786892553
  • ISBN-13: 978-1786892553
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A beautiful writer . . . Exceptional . . . Made me catch my breath . . . Her language is straightforward, chatty, easy-to-read. Musical. Though Thorn tells us sharp truths, we gobble them up because she delivers them in such a deceptively pretty, poignant way" (Miranda Sawyer Financial Times)

"When Thorn digs into her adolescence, the book sparks with wit and poignancy, helped by extracts from her teenage diaries that she smartly exploits for comedy and bathos" (The Times)

"Readers of Thorn's two previous memoirs will recognise the tone of this book, with its beautifully clean style, careful self-questioning and pervasive likability" (Guardian)

"Tender, wise and funny" (Sunday Express)

"I adored this. Wise, tender, beautifully observed, deadly funny. A Green Belt memoir classic" (MAX PORTER)

"Tracey Thorn's memoir of growing up in suburbia finds the extraordinary in the ordinary . . . Thorn is a writer who can "give the mundane its beautiful due" . . . [A] delightful, incisive memoir" (Frank Cottrell-Boyce New Statesman)

"What a wise and funny book. Nostalgic but unsentimental, Thorn beautifully captures the aspirations, ennui and angst of suburban teenage life. I loved it" (DAVID NICHOLLS)

"Another Planet is about being a teenager in suburbia in the 1970s, and revisiting one's own youth from middle age. It touches on class, culture, music, plum jam and parenting teens. It's wonderful. You'll read it in one go" (NINA STIBBE)

"A thoughtful guide to the Seventies as [Thorn] muses on her teenage years in rural Hertfordshire" (Daily Mail)

"This tender-hearted, tough-minded book seems set to revivify a genre that can too often be self-deluding and thus pointless . . . She's a brilliant writer" (Spectator)

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A Sunday Times top ten bestseller. An exploration of suburbia from music icon Tracey Thorn; singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Bedsit Disco Queen

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