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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

* A hilarious, fascinating and surprisingly moving memoir from KLF co-founder Bill Drummond

At the age of 45, Bill Drummond is less concerned with setting the record straight as making sure it revolves at the correct speed. Whether he's recording 'Justified and Ancient' with Tammy Wynette; contemplating the dull lunacy of the Turner prize; resisting the urge to paint landscapes; or glorying in the crapness of rock comebacks; he is consistently amusing and thought-provoking, and draws us into his world with the seductive enthusiasm of a born storyteller.

An artist with a singular approach to his work, Bill Drummond has paused to take stock of his life and a career that now spans over twenty-five eventful years. Famously enjoying international success with The KLF and inviting national controversy for burning a million quid with The K Foundation, these days Drummond spends much of his time writing profusely. He avoids and confronts issues, infuriates and inspires those around him, muses and confuses, creates and destroys. He has maintained a penchant for reckless schemes - all this while drinking endless pots of tea.

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Praise for 45

  • Drummond has the inimitable wisdom of a true maverick - THE TIMES

  • It has flashes of twisted brilliance reminiscent of Iain Sinclair or Will Self - GUARDIAN

  • Drummond is a cultural magician and this is his logbook - INDEPENDENT

  • Invigorating, irritating and endearing, Drummond is a gifted postmodern raconteur with his tongue stuck firmly in his cheek. - IRISH NEWS

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Bill Drummond

Bill Drummond grew up in Scotland. An accomplished artist, manager and musician, he achieved huge critical and commercial success with the KLF; their groundbreaking album The White Room spawned several hit singles. He is the co-author of two other books, THE MANUAL and the novel, BAD WISDOM.

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