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Martin Fry - A Lexicon of Life

By Martin Fry

Signed Copy

A Lexicon Of Life is the autobiography by ABC's Martin Fry. It is signed, boxed, and features an exclusive acousitc CD of hits and new songs.


Published Summer 2024  Signed, Numbered, Exclusive CD, Boxed

Delivery: UK: £9.95 EU: £22.00 USA: £31.00
Australia/New Zealand: £41.00 Rest of the world:£46.00


A Lexicon of Life is the title of Martin Fry’s eagerly-awaited autobiography.

Produced in a luxurious clamshell box, with every copy signed individually by Martin on an exclusive book plate, it tells a remarkable story from his childhood in Manchester, through formative years in Sheffield, to setting sail with one of the greatest pop bands of our time.

The book, lavishly presented, beautifully designed, and featuring a number of rare photographs of one of pop’s most sophisticated stars, it also features a mini-album of recently-recorded classics – mixed with new tracks. The track listing is:

Poison Arrow

Tears Are Not Enough

When Smokey Sings

Never Get To Be The King

The hits earned their place in pop history. From Poison Arrow to The Look Of Love, from All Of My Heart, and Be Near Me, to When Smokey Sings, ABC were the band that redefined glamour and cool. Led by the charismatic Martin Fry, they enjoyed TransAtlantic success as The Lexicon of Love proved as artful as a Warhol silkscreen, and glossier than Marilyn’s lipstick. ABC’s The Lexicon of Love was a brilliantly distinctive debut album, fizzing with bright ideas, and unapologetically flamboyant.

Frontman Martin Fry harked back to a golden era of luxe, as though Cole Porter had been re-imagined among the narrow streets of Sheffield. Little wonder his sleek, opulent, and beautiful debut retains the affection of listeners four decades on. With good reason, it has stood the test of time. And so has Martin Fry, who is telling his stories and singing his songs in this eagerly-awaited package.

Copies are available to pre-order now and they’ll be dispatched ahead of the first leg of Martin’s intimate, theatre tour. Order today to ensure a signed, limited edition copy.

Martin's tour dates are here:

* Available now for pre-order, for Summer 2024 publication.

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Published Summer 2024 Signed, Numbered, Exclusive CD, Boxed

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