21 Aug 2012
Unknown Pleasures - Inside Joy Division 
Peter Hook has announced a nationwide book signing and event tour to accompany the publication of his second book 'Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division' on 1 October 2012. The tour (with some dates featuring talks/Q&A) includes Manchester, London, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin.

In the book, Hooky will tell the story of Joy Division's friendships and fall-outs; their rehearsals and recording in the way that somewhere who was there can.

October book tour

Mon 1 - HMV, Manchester (Signing), 90/100 Market St, Manchester, M1 1PD (6pm)
Tue 2 - Foyles, Charing Cross (Talk, Q&A & Signing), 1st Floor café, 113-119 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0EB (6:30pm)
Wed 3 - Fopp, Bristol (Signing), 27-29 College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TD (6pm)
Thu 4 - WH Smith, Birmingham (Signing), 29 Union St, Birmingham, B2 4LR (12:30pm)
Thu 4 - Waterstones, Liverpool (Talk, Signing & Q&A), 65-67 Bold St Liverpool L1 4EZ (7pm)
Fri 5 - Ilkley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), Kings Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HB (7:30pm)
Sat 6 - Morley Literature Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), Morley Town Hall, Queen St, Leeds, LS27 9BD (7:30pm)
Mon 8 - Easons, Dublin (Talk Q&A and Signing), 40 Lower O'Connell St, 1 Dublin, Ireland (7pm)
Tue 9 - Waterstones Glasgow (Signing), 153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow (12:30pm)
Tue 9 - Waterstones Edinburgh (Talk Q&A & Signing), 128 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4AD (6:30pm)
Tue 16 - Off The Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield (Talk, Q&A & Signing), University of Sheffield Student’s Union, Western Bank, Sheffield (7:30pm)
Wed 24 - Chester Literary Festival (Talk, Q&A & Signing), The Laugh Inn Station Rd, Chester CH1 3DR (7:30pm)


Title: Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division
Author: Peter Hook
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 1 October 2012

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