The Windmill is a flat-roofed pub in Brixton that for the past two decades has been at the epicentre of the capital’s underground music scene.
Everyone from Mica Levi, Fat White Family, Black Midi, Kurt Wagner, Calexico, The 5-6-78s and Daniel Johnston has passed through its doors, which are presided over by a series of roof dogs including the legendary Ben the Rottweiler.
With the help of impressionistic sketches by his son Otto, Will Hodgkinson goes on a spiritual journey to the heart of the Windmill, seeking to understand why this former Irish boozer has become such a magical space of freedom and discovery.
Will Hodgkinson is a journalist and author from London, England. He is the chief rock and pop critic for The Times. He has also written for the Guardian, the Independent and Vogue and is the author of the books 'Guitar Man', 'Song Man', 'The Ballad Of Britain' and 'The House Is Full Of Yogis'. His favourite album is 'Forever Changes' by Love.
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+ Full-colour cover on textured paper with French flaps.
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