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PLAN B Plan B: My Story

Orion Biography / Music HB May £20.00 240pp Full colour / 200 photographs 978 1 409 12985 1 eBook: £20.00 / 978 1 409 12987 5

Ben brings the originality, integrity and creativity that characterise his music and film to his book – and the result is a music memoir unlike any you have read before. author:

An exclusive illustrated view of Plan B's life in the spotlight, with photographs from Gavin Watson. Plan B is the critically acclaimed singer, rapper, songwriter, film producer, actor and director, whose vision has rocked the UK music and film scene. Working with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Elton John, Plan B has been classed in the same league as devotees to classic soul, Amy Winehouse and Mark Ronson. With extraordinary photographs from award-winning photographer Gavin Watson, this is the story of how the expelled schoolboy from an east London estate has become an international star, and is told with Plan B’s unique razor-sharp edge. ‘The most compelling pop star in Britain’ – NME ‘The boldest and most lyrically ambitious pop star in British Music’ – Daily Telegraph ‘A truly exceptional talent’ – The Guardian Plan B is a multi-award-winning artist, gaining a BRIT award for Best Male Act and two MOBO awards. He has had two No.1 albums and has done many creative projects, including writing and directing the 2012 film Ill Manors. He grew up in Forest Gate, east London. Gavin Watson is a highly acclaimed photographer and has produced three bestselling books, including the subversive Skins, Skins and Punks and Raving ’89. He was named Artrocker Magazine’s Photographer of the Year in 2011.

Location: Forest Gate, London Available for Interview www.time4planb.co.uk f/planbmusic @4PlanB

Non-Fiction/Autobiography • May 2014

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