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On Monday June 23 Faber Social are proud to present Julian Cope at The Tabernacle in support of his debut novel One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel.

Julian will be reading from One Three One, signing and in conversation with former Faber Social artist-in-residence Andrew Weatherall. He will also be joined by Holy McGrail playing music from the soundtrack of One Three One, including the bands Neon Sardinia, Spackhouse Tottu and Spion Kop.

One Three One is a Gnostic whodunit that pursues readers’ memories of all previous fiction into a peat bog and impales them with seven-foot-long pikes.

Praise for One Three One:

‘A total skull fuck of a book, a hooligan saga of rave damaged psychic shipwrecks & mythic time travel. I couldn’t put it down.’Bobby Gillespie

‘The myths and legends of Rock, rock and rocks collide on a freak-strewn highway leaving the reader feeling like a back-seat passenger suffering psychic whiplash.’  Andrew Weatherall

Where: The Tabernacle, 35 Powis Square, Off Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AY
When: Monday June 23 2014.
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm
Tickets cost £10 in advance

Eventbrite - Faber Social Presents Julian Cope

Enter the One Three One Competition and WIN a signed book, signed Cope & Weatherall 12″ vinyl plus exclusive and limited t-shirt.

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June 2014 sees the release of Julian Cope’s debut novel One Three One: A Time-travelling Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel. The novel features multiple bands and artists from the 1980s who in the course of time will become familiar to readers: Full English Breakfast, Spackhouse Tottu, Forest of Dean, and The Pitt Yacker MCs.

But to trail publication of his head-bendingly original first novel, Faber Social is thrilled to present to the world Rock Section, by the neglected (nay, forgotten) Baggy legends, Dayglo Maradona. Produced in an exclusive limited run of 250 copies for Rough Trade in white vinyl and a package which recalls Rock’s hero and England’s nemesis, Diego Maradona, this never-before-released version of the track features remixes by the Archdrude, Julian Cope, and Andrew Weatherall, Lord Sabre himself.

A Rave Monster has been unleashed upon the world. ‘Look on my works ye mighty, and despair!’


WIN! One Three One Competition

– A signed copy of Cope & Weatherall’s 12″ vinyl – ‘Rock Section’ by Dayglo Maradona

– A signed copy of Julian Cope’s Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel, One Three One

– A super limited edition t-shirt inspired by Julian’s brilliant novel

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For the chance to win, simply answer the following question, and submit your details in the form below.

What was the name of Julian Cope’s band?

a) The Teardrop Explodes

b) The Teardrop Implodes

c) The Teardrop Expires

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The competition closes on midnight on 31 July 2014. The winner will be picked at random and contacted by email. By entering this competition we’ll also add your name to our Faber Social mailing list but we promise not to bombard you with messages.