It really is!

Being a child of the 80s, and an avid pop music fan, I just had to buy this book.

I’ve no idea how I missed any of the publicity for it and the pre-orders, but when I walked past it in WHSmiths I just had to buy it.

When I was a kid in the 80s, at our school, you had to pick one band to “follow” and I have to confess that mine was Duran Duran (yes, I even put together a scrapbook with my best pal – mostly of Simon Le Bon) – however, I absolutely loved Wham and their enthusiasm for fun and life itself.

My older sister was very much into Spandau, and I shortly followed.

My love of the 80s and pop music was what led me to create Popdance – feel good, easy to listen to, upbeat, fun music that you could really let your hair down to.

In fact, “Last Christmas” by Wham became a firm favourite of mine and I always said to pals that we would recreate it for a big birthday I have coming up (which we do still hope to do this year). It was great fun filming a section of this iconic video with fellow business owners as part of a “mash up” video we put together for local charity, Home Start Herts – see video below

A Love Story by Shirlie and Martin Kemp is such a lovely read – people who had a big influence on my teenage years and brought me such fun with their music (and EastEnders) has been so lovely to get to know a bit more – and what a journey!!! OMG!

Totally recommend – not just for kids of the 80s, but for everyone who has a lust for life. Very inspiring, moving, and go get a copy!

Available on Amazon and all good bookshops

Here’s the video we made with other business owners as a Christmas “mash up” to raise money for Home Start Herts: