The Loveburns

Promise Kept out on 31st July

from the vinyl EP Old News For New People

Live at The Daniel Defoe
Stoke Newington Church Street
N16 0LA

25th July, 8pm

Stoke Newington Literary Festival

2011 is the second Stoke Newington Literary Festival, created to celebrate the area’s long and influential literary history and to keep the spirit of radical thinking, debating and story-telling alive.

Sunday Poetry Evening with Kit Wright, Phil Bowen, Peter Daniels & Jan Noble.£6 (please pay on the door). Time – 18:30, Sunday. Venue – Mascara Bar

‘White trash rap’ The Guardian  ‘sophisticated urban narratives’  NME . . . from Not Your Average Type poet Jan Noble alongside . . .

Kit Wright . . . the author of more than twenty-five books, for both adults and children, and the winner of awards including an Arts Council Writers’ Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and the Heinemann Award.

Phil Bowen . . . another award-winning poet who’s contributed, alongside Allen Ginsberg, Simon Armitage and Roger McGough, to The Captain’s Tower, celebrating the 70th birthday of Bob Dylan.

Peter Daniels . . . recent first prize winner of the TLS Poetry Competition, the 2008 Daily Telegraph Arvon International Poetry Competition and joint winner of the 1991 Poetry Business pamphlet competition.

Not Your Average Type on Reel Rebels Radio

Just a reminder that our radio show goes out on the third Tuesday of every month from 7.30 – 8.30p.m. courtesy of our friends at Reel Rebels Radio. We are looking for tracks for our April show but we have a couple of slots left on our March broadcast so get ’em in quick. Anything twisted or lyrically interesting will be considered. Mp3’s to

Here’s a a podcast version of our last show – available until March 14th – so grab it while you can.

Podcast Playlist 15/02/2011

Intro and links – Unique Technique

Religionism Boyz – Vibe Machine

Topknot (Cavemen Mix Feat M.I.A.) – Cornershop ft Bubbley Kaur

Seven Times Around The Sun – The Occasional Orchestra

Gorilla, Gorilla, Gorilla – Luxury Condo

My Life With You – Elena Dana

This Violet Heart – Sirens

The Fight – The Lucky Strikes

Blow off – Miranda

2009 Crusade – Lush Rimbaud

Fidget – Monkey Boy

I rise my hand – Stamina li

Masengo – Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics

I Am A Mannish Muff Diving Size Queen –  Donna McKevitt and Derek Jarman

Right words – Jester At Work

Work in Progress – Paul Feely

Abney Park – Paul Hofner

“Assemblage de choses de même nature au nombre de douze” or 12 poems in 12 books in 1 box

Over the last twelve months Jan Noble has released twelve single poem 7″ paperback books, one per month. They are available today as the boxed set  “Assemblage de choses de même nature au nombre de douze” or 12 poems in 12 books in 1 box.

This box set features About She Goes, illustrated lyrics of the poem that features on Cesarians 1, the debut album by the Cesarians, the first two singles from McKevitt and  Noble:  This is what I wanted to give you and This is a bucket (with cover artwork by video artist Chris Briggs), a collaboration with fine art illustrator Ali Hutchinson on Goldfish as well as the long poem Tide commissioned last year by the East End Film Festival.


  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 5 cm
  • Contains 12 x 7″ single paperback books
  • Publisher: Not Your Average Type (12 Jan 2011)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907513121
  • View on Amazon



Greyhound Company Rules

Thanks to David Green for these photos of Andy Faair at the Stoke Newington Bookshop last Thursday. Andy didn’t read from his book on the night . . . after a few beers he gathered the assembled to the makeshift  bar at the back of the shop and recounted the story that lay behind and runs right through Greyhound Company Rules. He’s coming to a bar near you soon so if you don’t buy his book . . . buy him a drink.

Two for Tuesday . . .

Jan Noble and Peter Bennett read from their latest books tomorrow night (16th November) at the Kosmic Juke-Joint, The Lock Tavern, Camden. Live bands and DJs include  Miraculous Mule and One Man Destruction Show. Free from 8pm.

more info here . . . The Lock Tavern

If you fancy a night in then point your web browser in the direction of the Not Your Average Type Radio Show. Featuring music from Dethscalator, The Dublo, The Cesarians, Gin Palace and Cowbell. Find us here from 7.30pm.

20% off selected titles

Some of the books in our 7″ single range are now 20% off when you buy directly from our printer Lulu. These include titles released earlier in the year but it is well worth checking out special offers that will be cropping up on this website from time to time as well as new releases all the way up to Christmas. Also a reminder that This is a Bucket, The second single from McKevitt & Noble, is available as a free download for a limited period from

Titles now at 20% off RRP include: This is Her, In Truth You’re Still in Love (with Addie Smith) and Toward Posterity

Book Previews

You can now preview (most of) our books before buying by clicking the ‘preview here . . .’ link on the book’s page. You’ll find it below the title and above the book’s cover image. The cover image is itself a link to the preview (powered by The link will open up in the same window. To return to the book to buy it or find out more information simply use your browser to go back a page. That is all.

The Occasional Diary Entry of an Opportunist Football Fan – Book Launch

Do I have to say anything more than free beer?

Thursday 30th September
6:30 – 7:30
The Stoke Newington Bookshop
159 Stoke Newington High Street

copies of other Not Your Average Type Books will be available on the night

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside . . . in September

With 10 minutes to go before kick-off fashionable West London is already applauding the chorus of 3 thousand tangerine clad Blackpool fans. Somewhere on the M6 a lad from the town they have come down to the capital to represent is making his way home North to visit his mother. On him a copy of The Occasional Diary Entry of an Opportunist Football Fan. This after all is a story that has much to do with family as it has to do with the fixture he is missing. Politics and punk, promenades and promotion break across the pages of this salty little 7″ single. Oranges at half time? No mate . . . tangerines.