Celia Rees blog tour & Giveaway: Playlist for This is Not Forgiveness

Today I have Celia Rees, author of new book This is Not Forgiveness, Witch Child, Fools Gold and Pirates! among many others discussing the playnight for TINF, there are some awesome song included in this list so I’ll pass it over to Celia! 


We all have soundtracks for our lives that evoke for us different times, different emotional states and states of mind. Music and song lyrics are hugely evocative.
They are a powerful way of getting into the world and the mood of a book; a direct line into a character’s thoughts, feelings and emotional states. I make compilations and playlists for all my books, whether its 18th century seafaring songs for Pirates!, folk ballads and The Beggars’ Opera for Sovay or Elizabethan songs for The Fool’s Girl. For This Is Not Forgiveness, I had a mix of music. Some tracks conjured mood and character; some provided music for the characters themselves to listen to; somedid both.

My Playlist (in no particular order):

Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar; Post Break Up Sex

Cold War Kids – Sensitive Kid; Broken Open

Friendly Fires – True Love; Blue Cassette

Crystal Castles – Vanished

Arcade Fire – The Suburbs; We Used To Wait

Libertines – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun; Can’t Stand Me Now; Time For Heroes

The Smiths – There’s a Light That Never Goes Out; Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get
What I Want

Stone Roses – Waterfall

Bob Dylan – Billy #4 – Soundtrack: Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid

Van Morrison – Cyprus Avenue; Madame George

Alison Krauss – The Scarlet Tide

The Cardigans – My Favourite Game

Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds; Little Lion Man

Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.

The Specials – Friday Night, Saturday Morning

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks

Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time

Wheetus – Teenage Dirtbag

Depeche Mode – In Your Room

Brecht/Weill – Pirate Jenny – The Threepenny Opera


And, of course…

The Boom Town Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays


What an amazing list, I LOVE Boomtown Rats, especially that song and The Undertones, The Specials and The Vaccines! I love associating songs to books too and the idea of a book playlist is awesome! Thank you Celia!
If you are interested in reading Celias new book then Bloomsbury is offering the chance for you to win one right here today! All you have to do is fill in the form below but I have to warn you that this giveaway is for UK residents only and will close on Sunday 12th February at 6pm. You do not have to be a follower to enter.


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