The Story of John Nightly

By Tot Taylor

A novel about the rise and fall of a 70s musical prodigy

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John Nightly’s Cambridge college scarf and ebook

Get ahead in the neck department with this chocolate and pink bespoke saxony wool scarf from Ryder & Amies - scarfmakers to the some of the best brains in Cambridge, England - as worn by John Nightly circa 1968. Includes the ebook edition.
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1000 page 1st edition hardback book, and ebook edition

Lunch + ebook

A ‘music-themed’ lunch in Soho with Tot Taylor and a specially customised soundtrack. Talk music, the novel and creativity in general. Plus autographed CD from Tot who will also read an extract from the novel. Plus the ebook edition. Seven places only.
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John Nightly vinyl demo + ebook

Acetate vinyl one-off copy of John Nightly’s own demo of his 1966 Cambridge songs ‘Lavender Girl’ and ‘Steeple Gate’ which feature in the book, plus ebook edition
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Test Book

The author’s own annotated ‘test-book’ - early versions - with his handwritten notes, sellotaped additions, updates and corrections (two only), plus the Album Playback level
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Tot's Master Copy

Tot Taylor’s own 1,500 page long Master Copy of 'The Story of John Nightly’ along with two boxes of his notebooks, photographs, polaroids, memorabilia, handbills, gig tickets, music mags, fanzines, 16 biographies and 20 other autobiographies and a pile of ephemeral publications which all fed into the novel. Includes the five exercise books which held the original handwriting of the first chapters and the mock-up of the sellotaped pages. There is only one and this is it. His own reference copy which was referred to throughout the whole fifteen year writing process from the year 2000 to 2015.

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