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Whatever Happened to Billy Shears? - 9781910674420

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  • Product code: AYJSP
  • ISBN: 9781910674420
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 328
  • Publish date: 20/04/2017

Whatever Happened to Billy Shears? (Paperback)

Whatever Happened to Billy Shears? - 9781910674420

Steve Goddard


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The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released on June 1st 1967, was arguably the most influential album of the 20th Century. Thoroughly British, with references to the Isle of Wight, Blackburn, the Albert Hall et al, Steve Goddard takes the characters from the record - Billy, Lucy, Mr Kite, the Hendersons and Lovely Rita - and puts them back into the sixties, as if they all knew each other in a street in suburban south London. The songs on Pepper chart their combined stories (drugs/ family tensions/ broken homes etc). The tale begins and ends on 1st June 2017, with a fatal car accident; a crowd gathers and gawps at a 'face they've seen before'. The story then covers events leading up to the crash, in particular the thoughts of 64-year-old Canon William Shearwater, Anglican chaplain and minor sports journalist. He is secretly reflecting on his first love, Lucy - a relationship that began in the middle of the 1966 World Cup. England's matches form a central part of Shearwater's reveries. We also follow Sophie Daggert in the present day, an English teacher in her 40s, who has recently lost her husband to cancer. She decides to trace her birth parents, having been adopted as a three-week-old baby. Her quest, and eventual meeting with Shearwater, takes them both on a shocking journey of self-discovery - and the reader on an exploration of the legacy of the 60s, with the scandals of celebrities like Jimmy Savile, DLT and Rolf Harris high up in the mix.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AYJSP
  • ISBN: 9781910674420
  • Publisher: SPCK Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 328
  • Publish date: 20/04/2017

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