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Christ Church Centre

Tiffany Murray: My Family and Other Rock Stars

Tickets £5-22 This is a live, in-person event. Location: Christ Church Centre We're very excited to welcome author and journalist Tiffany Murray as she tells us all about her wonderfully warm memoir about growing up at the legendary Rockfield Studios in the 70s.

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Tiffany Murray: My Family and Other Rock Stars
Tiffany Murray: My Family and Other Rock Stars

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20 May 2024, 19:00 – 20:30 BST

Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, UK

About The Event

Tickets £5-22

This is a live, in-person event.

Location: Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Road, EH10 4DD

We're very excited to welcome author and journalist Tiffany Murray as she tells us all about her wonderfully warm memoir,  My Family and Other Rock Stars, and growing up at the legendary Rockfield Studios in the 70s, rubbing shoulders with rock and roll legends.

While her mother - the resident Cordon Bleu chef for Rockfield  - was convincing Black Sabbath to try eating fish and getting Lemmy from Motorhead to eat anything, Tiff spent her childhood roaming free and sneaking into recording studios where legends like Queen were recording some of their biggest hits.

About the book

In a small corner of a field in Wales, Tiffany Murray is hiding with Boggle the dog, dreaming of her mum's moussaka, blackberry and apple crumble, and, if she's lucky, ice-cold lemonade. A sheep bleats. The smell of hay tickles her nose. The twang of a guitar and crack of a snare carry on the breeze.

It's the late 1970s and Tiff lives with her mum, Joan, at Rockfield, the iconic recording studios. This place of legend, where some of the most famous rock albums of all time were recorded, is the background to a freewheeling, ever-changing whirlwind of a childhood. Tiff's days are spent running around the farm, making friends with local wildlife and helping out with the endless array of dishes her mum creates to keep the bands fed. She's looking for a dog, she's looking for a father; but the one constant throughout is her and Joan, building an unconventional family in the most unlikely of locations.

My Family and Other Rock Stars is Tiff's remarkable, truly unique story of growing up in a rural idyll, of Cordon Bleu cookery and of a childhood where the chances of bumping into Freddie Mercury playing piano, or a group of Hell's Angels turning up to record for Lemmy, or even the hope of David Bowie appearing, were as normal as hopscotch and homework.

Tiffany Murray's writing has appeared in Granta, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Sunday Times Style, GQ, Independent on Sunday and featured on BBC Radio 4. Her novels, Diamond Star Halo, Happy Accidents and Sugar Hall, have variously been shortlisted for the Wodehouse Bollinger Prize and received the Roger Deakin Award for nature writing. Tiffany has been a Hay Festival Fiction Fellow, a Fulbright scholar, and a Senior Lecturer, and she currently lives in a forest. My Family and Other Rock Stars is her first memoir

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