It’s 1979 and Linda Tyler is an assistant cook, engaged to a bank clerk in a sleepy town called Withingdean, when she answers an ad in a music paper. Suddenly, she gets the job that everyone else in England wants.
Within weeks, her life changes beyond recognition. She finds herself in London, working as a journalist on NWW, a punk and New Wave music magazine. Free records by Blondie, Squeeze and The Clash land on her desk, and her name is permanently on the guest list.
Before the year is out she will be propositioned by four members of staff (including the work experience boy) and meet some rising stars (and occasionally spill Knickerbocker Glory on them). Along the way, though, Linda Tyler will also discover who and what she loves most – and make the most important decision of her life.