Kiran Dass talks with Tracey Thorn of seminal band Everything But the Girl about her new book and the perils of growing up in suburbia.

In an August 1977 diary entry, fuelled by a relentless howl of frustrated energy and the monotonous boredom of being a teenager living in the droll suburbs, English singer, songwriter and writer Tracey Thorn wrote: "This diary is getting very boring. Something better happen soon."


And something did happen. She discovered punk rock.

"I just think it was the moment I took my life into my own hands. I thought it would be a boy

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