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I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan [Kindle Edition]

Chris Limb
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From 1986 until its closure, Chris Limb ran the official Toyah Willcox Fan Club Tellurian as well as designing and selling merchandise during Toyah's extensive tours in the early nineties.

This is not that story.

This is the story of what happened before. It began on a dark winter's night at the tail end of 1979 when a nerdy 14 year old boy watched an episode of the BBC's detective show Shoestring and realised that there was more to life than Blake's Seven/Star Wars crossover fanzines. . .

Product Details

  • File Size: 1698 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Limb; 1 edition (November 2, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0070B6510
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,200 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous read December 20, 2011
I wouldn't just recommend this book (highly) to Toyah fans, but also to anyone who lived through the 80s and appreciated the music of that era. It's a very personal story and one that speaks to all of us who had, in our teenage years, an obsession for a pop star. It's also a great journey through the teenage years and how emotions affect us during such a time of growth. What is most notable here is just how giving Toyah was to her fans back then and of how much she indulged their fandom and friendship, most probably in a manner that many other pop stars of the time failed to do. At times it's a funny read, at others an affecting and inspiring one. It's extremely well written and the author doesn't hold back on describing his motivations at the time (being all too aware that he is no longer that person but able to reflect back upon the he that once existed with both affection and honesty). Definitely recommended by me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was a teenage Toyah fan too! December 20, 2011
I read this book often with my mouth open as parts of it reflected how I felt growing up discovering Toyah myself. I am a similar age to Chris and although our lives have been quite different, his views on this vibrant artist almost felt identical to mine. I have been a massive fan of Toyah since I saw her on the 'Little Girls Don't' TV drama (as well as Shoestring, which Chris mentions in detail in this book). 'I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan' is a compelling read, a book which is written with passion and honesty. Chris avoids the need to worship every tiny detail of Toyah's life (his review of the album Minx is refreshing and genuine), making for a direct and heartfelt account of his fan status. I didn't want it to finish, but when it did I still felt as if Chris would follow it up later on in life. With Toyah's recent concert foray into her early albums, and some interesting work ahead, I sincerely hope this is the case. A brilliant read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars OK July 16, 2013
By Huhana
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It's a good story about being a teenage fan obsessed with music. I prefer stories written by the musicians themselves. It wasn't captivating enough for me because being a fan was something I have experienced, I'd rather read about something I don't know. So I struggled with it and it took me ages to read because it couldn't hold my attention. Love Toyah and it reignited my interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories :) June 5, 2013
By Zxt68
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Because I was a teen age Toyah fan too, this book evoked great memories of a lost time of great music.
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