When this week’s guest was on his final rewrite, Adele’s Someone Like You was playing from every radio. He says it seemed to reinforce the story he was polishing – a tale of first love, the transition into puberty and the emotional and physical barriers of the adult world. He says he’d been scribbling notes for years, but first felt emboldened to write the novel – based on his childhood memories of 1960s London – when a Neil Young song convinced him he was sitting on a story. He is Barry Walsh, the novel is The Pimlico Kid and he’s on the Red Blog talking about its Undercover Soundtrack.
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4 thoughts on “‘Love starts with a face’ – The Undercover Soundtrack, Barry Walsh”
Shared on G+ and FB and LI…as heard elsewhere ‘writers have to help each other’ even when a writer writes so well…fiction is now a seductive call and I am intending to follow, jes as soon as I lay down the bundle of philosophy!
Thanks for the share, Philippa – and welcome to the world of novel-nailing….
That sounds like a great novel! I loved London both times I went there, but I can’t imagine what it was like in the sixties!
Thanks for the chance to win!