Nine Thousand Miles of Sky

Brothers Shaun and Frankie escape their London council estate by living the dream to become rock gods. With Frankie’s guitar skills and elder brother Shaun’s powerful voice, they make it to the top, where they meet the girl of their dreams.

But it’s the same girl with the same problem.

Nine Thousand Miles of Sky is a disturbing view of fame, fortune and addiction.

Recommended ages 12 and above.

Age Range: 13+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Pages: 224
Word Count: 90,500
Published: July 2018
ISBN: 978-1-908577-78-8
RRP: UK £6.99

Cover of 9000 Miles


When The Beast bites, he bites down hard and life becomes hell.

  • Extract: Making it

    Extract: Making it

    He grabs the microphone and we all take our positions. I open with a few scratchy tabs and Pete enters with a low bass line, finally rounded off with Johnny pounding out some hard hitting licks on the drums before Shaun’s voice crashes through it all.

    We don’t sound good, but we don’t sound awful.

    Shaun pulls away from the microphone and points at me, wanting me to shred something to fill a space when he’s not singing. I pick something off the top of my head and belt it out, my fingers itch and ache but I can’t stop, I won’t stop and it feels like I’ve been playing forever when Shaun’s voice collides with the last tab and resumes singing. I hear Pete holler and yell encouragement and we play the last few bars.

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