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Mockstars by Christopher Russell

Publication date: 3 September 2015

Available in paperback and ebook


‘Very funny … Induced three inner chuckles and one belly laugh in just over four minutes’ Kevin Sampson, author of Powder

‘Finally, a rock n’ roll novel that people can properly relate to’ Ciaran Jeremiah, The Feeling

‘Hilarious – it’s The Inbetweeners meets Spinal Tap!’ Alex Marsh, author of Sex & Bowls & Rock and Roll

Chris and George are best friends, and they want to be rockstars. Unfortunately, a childhood spent playing in the school orchestra and listening to Jimmy Nail has left them a little fluffy around the edges, and at the age of 23, their acoustic duo Satellite doesn’t resemble Bon Jovi nearly as much as they’d planned. So how do two ordinary boys from the Home Counties go about taking on the cut-throat world of rock ’n’ roll?

They’re just going to have to fake it.

True to life, funny and uplifting, Mockstars is a coming-of-age story about friendship and chasing the rock ’n’ roll dream, inspired by the real-life tour diaries of the author’s band The Lightyears, Mockstars is a refreshingly different debut.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Christopher Russell is a writer and musician based in London. Mockstars is his first novel. His first Young Adult novel Songs About Girl will be published by Hodder Childrens in Summer 2016.

Read an interview with Christopher here



Chapter One


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You can follow Christopher on Twitter @chrisrusselluk

And find out more about the novel at the Mockstars website


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