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The Madonna Of Bolton: An Evening With Matt Cain

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Waterstones Brighton are delighted to welcome Matt Cain to talk about his fabulous coming of age novel The Madonna Of Bolton which has become the fastest crowd-funded novel in the history of it's publisher Unbound. Matt will be chatting to best-selling author Juno Dawson who describes The Madonna Of Bolton as 'Glorious ... a triumphant coming of age tale about the power of being true to yourself’

Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life, until Auntie Jan gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called ‘Lucky Star’...

On his ninth birthday, Charlie discovers Madonna, and falls in love. His obsession sees him through some tough times in life: being persecuted at school, fitting in at a posh university, a glamorous career in London, finding boyfriends, getting rid of boyfriends, and family heartbreak. Madonna’s music and videos inspire him, and her fierce determination to succeed gives him the confidence to do the same. Ultimately, though, he must learn to let go of his idol and find his own voice.

Charlie’s story is Billy Elliot meets Beautiful Thing wearing a conical bra – a story for anyone who ever sang their heart out, looked for love and dreamed of more… The Madonna of Bolton will make you laugh, cry and Get Into the Groove. It’s a book to Cherish and a Ray of Light, and it even has a little Hanky Panky.

Tickets for this event are £3 including a glass of wine on arrival and are available online from the bottom of this page, by emailing events.brighton@waterstones.com, by calling 01273 206017 or by talking to our ground floor booksellers
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