Another Planet, by Tracey Thorn (Canongate March 2019)

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Tracey Thorn still has the diaries that she kept from the 1970s, growing up a bored and cynical teenager in London's suburbia. She later became a famous and successful musician as half of the duo Everything But The Girl. This wise, nostalgic memoir is structured from those diaries as Thorn takes us beyond the banal entries like 'Took dog for a walk and did loads more exercises' to what life was like as a teenager, rebelling against acquisitive parents, becoming interested in boys and punk music and trying to figure what kind of person you want to be. It's a slight book which can be read in one sitting, but its effortless prose is deceptively evocative.