Skip to content

David Lines - The Modfather (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B002306

"Things were picking up for me. I made three brilliant new friends! Paul, Bruce and Rick.

Paul especially knew what it was like to be me. We shared the sense that something wasn't quite right between us and the rest of the world and listening to Paul's take on this made it seem so much easier. I'd found a mate for life, and it didn't matter for a single second that he lived in a piece of twelve inch black vinyl and that we could only meet up when I put him on the music centre in the middle of the room."

When David Lines first heard This is the Modern World by The Jam, it sparked off a love affair that continues to this day. Much to the bemusement of his long-suffering family, Paul Weller became the blueprint for David's life, and he followed his music and his style with the fervour of a truly devoted fan.

At once disarmingly candid and hilariously funny, this is the story of what it means to have a hero, its pleasures and pitfalls. Illustrating his memoir with landmark songs from The Jam and The Style Council,

David maps out the occasionally bizarre events in the life of an obsessive fan and wannabe writer. From Player's Navy Cut to Gitanes, boating blazers to cashmere sweaters, The Modfather is about acquiring style, finding substance and living life with Paul Weller.

  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Autobiography & Biography
  • Published : 2007 (Arrow)
  • ISBN : 9780099476597
  • SKU : B002306
  • PPC : SP300gm
  • RRP : £7.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"In this disarmingly candid memoir, David Lines charts his life from just before his 13th birthday when he discovered The Jam, to his 30th with warmth and humour. David illustrates these 17 years with landmark Weller songs from The Jam, The Style Council and Paul Weller's solo years."

"This book is brilliant. It goes deeper into the life of a Mod than anything else out there. I could not stop reading it from the moment I picked it up. Overall, I would recommend it to anyone who likes the mod life, or mod music, not just someone who likes Paul Weller" - Google Reviews.

"This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read in a long time. Plenty of laughs, a really solid storyline and a few too many experiences that are very close to home! If you grew up in the 80s, if you’ve ever been obsessed over your music or if you just want a book that will make you laugh, I highly recommend this one." - Modculture.

The Author

David Lines was born in 1967 and moved to Leeds when he was eleven years old. He left school with two 'O' levels and has worked in bookselling and advertising. He is currently working with David Nobbs to adapt The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin for the West End. David lives in Easingwold, near York, with his wife and daughter.