Ben Vendetta Wivenhoe Park

ISBN 13: 9781937513306

Wivenhoe Park

4.05 avg rating
( 63 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781937513306: Wivenhoe Park
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Set in the mid-1980s, Wivenhoe Park chronicles the adventures of Drew, a former track star turned pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock 'n' roll-obsessed student with writing aspirations. Drew moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, such as a goth ex-girlfriend he can't seem to shake out of his system. Experiencing the ascent of a new indie music scene including The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Primal Scream, he befriends a cast of characters, including a star Melody Maker journalist, a smooth mod from New York City, and several enticing British girls. Will Drew find peace, love and understanding or will it all burn down like cigarettes?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Ben Vendetta honestly brings back an era when a stunning, now-legendary post-punk/indie rock scene was blazing in Britain. He slyly evokes this in a coming-of-college-age story of throwing off the influence (and snares) of normal Middle American life by immersing himself right into the thick of the NME/Melody Maker/Sounds-fed maelstrom in England itself."
-Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

"... a breezy, fast-paced glimpse inside one of the most exciting times in modern pop music, the mid- to late 1980s, an era only a few decades back but eons away."
-Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer

"If John Hughes were still alive... well... he'd never touch this story. It's too full of the sort of gritty realism that never made it into his well-scrubbed coming-of-age stories."
-Robert Cherry, former Editor-in-Chief, Alternative Press

"Wivenhoe Park wrenched me back to a mid-80s Britain where punk was dead and alternative/goth ruled. If birds, booze and Bunnymen are your thing, as they are mine, then dust off your Sisters of Mercy LPs, squeeze into your Meat Is Murder t-shirt and enjoy the ride."
-Dave Hawes (Catherine Wheel)

"This is classic coming of age stuff. Drew makes friends, hangs out with bands, dates inappropriate girls, takes drugs and a whole lot more. But what makes Wivenhoe Park such a joy is that Ben writes in a very engaging way ... If you ever enjoyed High Fidelity, went to a British University in the mid 80s or are counting the days until Cherry Red reissues the legendary C86 compilation (as a two disc set!) you'll love this."
-PopJunkie

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.99
US$ 13.67

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Vendetta, Ben
Published by Cooperative Press 9/15/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press 9/15/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Wivenhoe Park. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, 2013. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.52
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Ben Vendetta
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9781937513306_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Seller Inventory # LIE9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ben Vendetta
Published by Cooperative Press Trade
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press Trade. Paperback. Condition: New. 191 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 4.5in. x 0.4in.Set in the mid-1980s, Wivenhoe Park chronicles the adventures of Drew, a former track star turned pill popping, dope smoking, heavy drinking, rock n roll-obsessed student with writing aspirations. Drew moves to England on a whim to escape various demons, such as a goth ex-girlfriend he cant seem to shake out of his system. Experiencing the ascent of a new indie music scene including The Smiths, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Primal Scream, he befriends a cast of characters, including a star Melody Maker journalist, a smooth mod from New York City, and several enticing British girls. Will Drew find peace, love and understanding or will it all burn down like cigarettes This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Vendetta, Ben
Published by Cooperative Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.76
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Vendetta, Ben
Published by Cooperative Press Trade
ISBN 10: 1937513300 ISBN 13: 9781937513306
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cooperative Press Trade. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1937513300 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781937513306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book