We had our first Peanut Factory launch event on 12 May - our 70s squatter memoir - and we recorded it! Many thanks to Pina and Caroline (GLITS seminar) for hosting this. The event ran about an hour. I've included an outline below so you can watch the bits that sound most interesting. xx Julianne, director Guts Publishing
5:45 - interview with the author, Deborah Price
What was it like in South London in the late 70s?
Why did you write The Peanut Factory?
What was it like writing a memoir? (and why Deborah's nervous about the book being released)
How did you approach writing The Peanut Factory? (and why it was a tricky process)
Are there other parts of your life that you’d like to write about?
16:56 – first reading
Haircut with a home hairdresser at a squat in South London. Deborah leaves the hippy look behind and goes into punk.
22:45 - audience questions
Did you have diaries from that period of time? How did you remember the details?
Did you have to check details with other people or did you fictionalise certain things?
26:30 - second reading
First time visiting a massive old Edwardian squat (on Gatestone Road) to meet ‘the screamers’. It’s a building that still exists today although now has been converted into flats.
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The Peanut Factory release date is 24 May 2022. You can buy it from Guts Publishing here: gutspublishing.com/product-page/the-peanut-factory Pre-order price is £9.95 until 23 May then the retail price is £10.95 (from Guts) and £11.95 from bookshops and online retailers (including The Bookseller Crow, The Book Depository, Amazon worldwide, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble and many others).
We have three more launch events coming up and you're welcome to join us!
24 May 2022 at The Latest Bar in Brighton, 7:00 to 9:00pm GMT. This event is sold out. Please visit our Eventbrite page for details: eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-peanut-factory-brighton-book-launch-tickets-311714064157
26 May 2022 at The Bookseller Crow Bookshop in London (Crystal Palace), 7:30 to 9:00pm GMT. Please visit our Eventbrite page for details: eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-peanut-factory-london-book-launch-tickets-311721857467
1 June 2022 - Online Book Launch from 7:00 to 8:15pm GMT. This is a Zoom event. Please visit our Eventbrite page for details: eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-peanut-factory-online-book-launch-tickets-318851061107