This is not a shop where you can buy things, I’m not that organised, or that much of a cottage industry. But it is a catalogue of the things that I have made or done, and of which I am proud, that you can buy from shops of your choosing.
I won’t steer you towards a specific store for my books, as that would be advertising – although most are available “used” at vastly reduced prices. However – NEW THRILL! – the most important ones are now available as Kindle eBooks and would seem self-defeating not to supply links for those. You can also “look inside” via Amazon (without paying them a penny) where applicable.
The bibliography, then.
The first book I ever wrote:
Still Suitable for Miners: Billy Bragg, The Authorised Biography (Virgin, 2013, rev. ed.), ISBN 978-0753512456
My official biography of Billy Bragg, first published in 1998, has been updated three times now, most recently in 2013. (“look inside” here)
Also, here is a conversation between me and Billy, shot specifically for the 2013 edition in his Dorset conservatory:
The trilogy of memoirs:
Where Did It All Go Right?: Growing Up Normal in the 70s (Ebury, 2003), ISBN 0-09-188667-8 (“look inside” here)
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: My Difficult Student 80s (Ebury, 2004), ISBN 0-09-189691-6 (“look inside” here)
That’s Me in the Corner: Adventures of an Ordinary Boy in a Celebrity World (Ebury, 2007), ISBN 0-09-189786-6 (“look inside” here)
I also contributed a piece to this:
I have also contributed to the following charity books:
Modern Delight (Faber, 2009) ISBN-10: 0571251250 ISBN-13: 978-0571251254 – available from Waterstone’s with proceeds going to Dylsexia Action and the London Library
Grandparents: A Celebration (Ebury, 2009) ed. Sarah Brown and Gil McNeil ISBN-10: 0091930782 ISBN-13: 978-0091930783 – available from Sarah Brown’s charity PiggyBankKids
Dads (Ebury, 2008) ed. Sarah Brown and Gil McNeil ISBN-10: 0091922720 ISBN-13: 978-0091922726 – also available from the charity
Where Did It All Go Right: Growing Up Normal In The 70s [abridged] (Go Faster Stripe, 2009) – buy it from Go Faster Stripe and support a big-hearted indie, bearing in mind the fact that my actual publishers wouldn’t put out an audiobook, despite the book being a Sunday Times bestseller when it came out
The Best of Earth, Wind and Fire* (*and Water) (Go Faster Stripe, 2010) Five hours of exclusively recorded podcasts with extras, available from Go Faster Stripe, naturally
War and Peace, Crime and Punishment (Go Faster Stripe) Five more hours of exclusively recorded podcasts with extras, inc. the Cardiff Masonic Hall Podcast, available for pre-order from the newly VAT-registered Go Faster Stripe
My only live stand-up DVD is Secret Dancing. After a happy run at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2010, in November, Go Faster Stripe staged and filmed a farewell performance at Cardiff’s Masonic Hall. This is the souvenir. I am very proud of it, perhaps more so since deciding to leave stand-up to the dedicated professionals, and to those who are prepared to sacrifice their evenings to honing their craft. It is only available from Go Faster Stripe.
I am included on Nine Lessons and Carols For Godless People (Go Faster Stripe, 2009), recorded at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. It is worth buying from Go Faster Stripe for all the other ace people on it, inc. Robin Ince, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Simon Singh, Richard Herring, Gavin Osbourne, Isy Suttie, Ben Goldacre, Waen Shepherd and Martin White and his amazing Mystery Fax Machine Chamber Orchestra.
I also remain proud to be seen on the Richard Herring DVDs, Oh Fuck, I’m 40, The Headmaster’s Son and Hitler Moustache in various places, inc. video podcasts, crime reconstructions etc. available from Go Faster Stripe
It would seem a bit nostalgic to do so, but hey … all the Collings & Herrin Podcasts I recorded with Richard Herring between 2008 and 2011 are still available to download and listen to here: at the British Comedy Guide or iTunes – EXPLICIT!
Another blast from the past, sadly. 6 Music‘s Andrew Collins & Josie Long Podcast is no longer available to listen to, but some of the old shows from that golden year of 2011 are available to download from Josie’s website.