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SHEET MUSIC: Great books by and about musicians we love

Losing yourself in a great tale and treating your ears to a great tune, both amazing ways to relax and escape, and two things that we love to do here at Newcastle Live.

How lucky are we that you can actually combine a love of reading and a love of music with a range of fantastic books which are written by, or feature, brilliant musicians.

Here are just a few.

For adults

Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby 
Songwriter, musician, ⅓ of Seeker Lover Keeper & novelist from Sydney

A compelling mystery set in the early 90’s and deep within the hearts of Cedar Valley and its inhabitants.

A Theatre for Dreamers by Polly Samson
English novelist, lyricist, journalist & wife of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour

Set in the early 1960s. Tells the story of an 18-year-old who escapes London to live among a colony of writers, painters and musicians (including Leonard Cohen) on the small Greek island of Hydra.

Detours by Tim Rogers
Rock legend, charming, offensive, hard-drinking frontman based in Melbourne

A beautifully written, honest, funny, sad, tender, and intelligent literary memoir from Tim Rogers of the always amazing live You Am I.

For the kidlets

Little People, Big Dreams DAVID BOWIE

Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara. Part of the utterly fantastic Little People, BIG DREAMS series, your little ones can discover the life of Newcastle Live fave David Bowie, the starman who dazzled audiences with his music.

Hey Grandude by Paul McCartney

The picture book debut from the musical icon, Sir Paul McCartney. An adventure that celebrates fun grandparents and the relationship they have with the littlies around them.

Written by Newcastle Live

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