Foyles is delighted to present an exclusive London signing with Jarvis Cocker, legendary frontman of hit Britpop band Pulp, for his new book of selected lyrics, Mother, Brother, Lover.
When Pulp hit the big time in the mid-90s, with the albums His n' Hers and Different Class, Jarvis Cocker become an icon for a generation of music lovers. The band went on to win the Mercury Music Prize and headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury twice.
Cocker continues to be an influential and much-loved figure in the music business, hosting Jarvis' Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 and recently appointed editor-at-large at Faber, commissioning new music titles; in this regard, he follows in the footsteps of Pete Townshend.
Mother, Brother, Lover is a memorable selection of sixty-six lyrics, presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself, including classic such as 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', 'Babies', "Do You Remember the First Time?' and 'This is Hardcore'.
The selection reveals a sensibility that is unmistakably Jarvis: a sometimes visceral, sometimes everyday take on love, relationships and the things we do to each other when the lights get low. Shocking, sharp, clever and funny, the collection takes the reader on a thirty-year tour into the life, art and preoccupations of one of the great British artists of the late twentieth century.
PLUS... WIN one of just one hundred signed limited editions* of Jarvis' book.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place in the signing queue and you will be automatically entered.
The winner will be announced instore just before the signing begins.
Tickets: Free and no need to book (but you need to email in advance to be entered into the competition)
Venue: Foyles, Charing Cross Road
* The limited edition version is a signed, numbered and slipcased editon, one of one hundred copies. It is printedon Munken premium cream 80gsm, sewn with mandarin end papers and cased in nutmeg brown cloth over 2.5 micron boards, blocked in gold foil with the title hand-written by Jarvis Cocker on the front panel. Each copy contains a unique bookmark made from a strip of four individual black-and-white passport-style photos. Eachbookmark will be signed, numbered and dated and will have a hand-written message from Jarvis reading 'Mark my words'.