THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: A LIFE BEHIND THE LENS By Tony Garnett.
“An extraordinary book by an extraordinary man.” Ken Loach.
We are delighted to be able to offer a pre-order ONLY signed copy of Tony Garnett`s autobiography. Tony will be signing the books next month. The signed editions will be available to collect from “The Boys” event on 17th September or can be posted to you with free UK postage. Tony Garnett’s story begins in war-torn Birmingham where he movingly describes the trauma of his mother’s death. Nineteen days later, stricken with grief, Tony’s father committed suicide and Tony was sent to live with other family members. He eventually moved to London and was part of the counter culture scene in the swinging sixties. As an angry young man, Garnett fell in love, moved to London and threw himself into a career as an actor.He soon realised that his true passion lay behind the camera and he rebuilt a life in films, scoring success with groundbreaking productions including Cathy Come Home, Kes and This Life. Tony takes us behind the scenes of some of some of these famous productions, offering secrets and anecdotes, some moving and some amusing. He gives accounts of clashes with the BBC and film executives as he battles to make movies that were thought to be just too controversial to film.