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Fall Of The Flamingo Circus: Diary Of A Punk

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“Fall Of The Flamingo Circus is the story of a strong and independent girl’s childhood and adolescence, her desperate battle to make something of the fearful hand dealt to her. Through her eyes we see the realities of poverty in England – hunger and junk food, boredom and noise at home, snobbery and notoriety at school – and the fear of a brutal father…over the years we watch Lauren’s voice grow in power and imagination, as her life – a rebel, a punk, admired by her gang but rejected and victimised by men – bursts out of its sad confines…but Lauren is always alone with her restless and furious self: she alone will discover the pain and loneliness of being different, crazy, colourful in an England turned grey, obedient and satisfied.” Back cover blurb, paperback, published 1990

Andrew Sinclair, Times reviewer (1988) said of Lauren: 'Holden Caulfield from Catcher In The Rye would have been able to talk to her, straight.'

Also described as as 'On the Road for Punks' by one Amazon reviewer.

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Kate Rigby

Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in the south west of England.  She’s been writing for decades. She has been traditionally published, small press published and indie published.

She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhipwas first published in 2010 and has since been updated.

However she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circuswas published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka!(2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s magazines.

Thalidomide Kidwas published by Bewrite Books (2007).

Her novel Savage To Savvywas an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Quarter-Finalist in 2012.  Three of her novels have received an Awesome Indies Badge of Approval.

She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workersand Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories, in an erotic anthology published by Pfoxmoor Publishing and more recently in an anthology of Awkward Sexcapades by Beating Windward Press 2018 (all proceeds went to Planned Parenthood).

A shortened version of her blog as a tribute to David Bowie after his death was included in the book: David Bowie I Was There (Red Planet Books 2017) 

She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played(now re-Kindled as Did You Whisper Back?).

She has re-Kindled her backlist and is gradually getting her titles (back) into paperback

More information can be found at her website:

 http://kjrbooks.yolasite.com/

 Or her blog:

 http://bubbitybooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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