The definitive story of Joy Division told by the band's legendary bassist, PETER HOOK.

Published in Hardback by Simon & Schuster UK 1st October, 2012

In the frank, upfront and indelibly personal style that saw his debut book The Hacienda: How Not to Run a Club reach widespread and international acclaim, Peter 'Hooky' Hook tells the inside story of Joy Division for the first time, howtheir sound came to define an era and also inspire the post punk generation, underpinned by Hooky’s unique bass guitar melodies such as 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', “Transmission” and “New Dawn Fades”.

As with Hooky’s first book, Peter is to undertake a nationwide signing and event tour to coincide with publication, taking in England, Scotland and for the first time also visiting Ireland with the book. Starting on publication date Monday 1st October, Hooky’s signing tour takes in Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin with London, Liverpool, Dublin and Edinburgh, all featuring Q&A sessions along with Hooky meeting fans and signing copies.

As well as the in-store appearances, Peter will also be interviewed and appear at a string of literary festivals in October to support the publication of “Unknown Pleasures” in October appearing at Ilkley Literature Festival (Fri ­­­­­­­­­5th Oct), Morley Literature Festival (Sat 6th Oct), Off The Shelf Literature Festival (Tues 16th Oct), and Chester (Weds 24th Oct) where Peter will also be signing copies.


Monday 1st October @ 18.00 HMV, Manchester

Signing / 90/100 Market Street, Manchester, M1 1PD

Tuesday 2nd October @ 18.30 Foyles, London

Talk, Q&A and Signing / 113 - 119 Charing Road, London WC2H 0EB

Wednesday 3rd October @ 18.00 Fopp, Bristol

Signing / 27-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD

Thursday 4th October @ 12.30 WH Smiths, Birmingham

Signing / 29 Union Street, Birmingham, B2 4LR

Thursday 4th October @ 19.00 Waterstones, Liverpool

Talk, signing and Q&A / Bold Street 65-67 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4EZ

Friday 5th October @ 19.30 Ilkley, Literature Festival

Talk, Q&A and Signing / Kings Hall, Station Road, Ilkley LS29 8HB

Saturday 6th October @ 19.30 Morley Literature Festival

Talk, Q&A and Signing / Town Hall, Morley

Monday 8th October @ 19.00 Easons, Dublin

Talk Q&A and Signing / 40 Lower O'Connell Street, Dublin,

Tuesday 9th October @ 12.30 Waterstones Glasgow

Signing / 153-157 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Tuesday 9th October @ 18.30 Waterstones Edinburgh

Talk, Q&A and Signing / 128 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 4AD

Tuesday 16th October @ 19.30 Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield

Talk Q&A and Signing / University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Sheffield

Wednesday 24th October @ 19.30 Chester Literary Festival

Talk Q&A and Signing / The Laugh Inn Chester Station Road, Chester CH1 3DR

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