Michael Volpe’s Noisy at the Wrong Times was chosen as an independent author pick by The Bookseller magazine in April and named by the Sunday Times as one its 100 biographies to love.
World rights to the book have been bought by Kate Hewson, senior editor at John Murray Press imprint Two Roads. Talking to The Bookseller, she described the book as an “absolute joy of a memoir”.
Volpe and his brothers were raised by his mother on a council estate in west London. He attended the boarding school Woolverstone Hall, a prestigious state boarding school that aimed to give brighter inner city children the opportunity of a private school education.
Volpe said he was very pleased with what had happened to the book and excited to know that it would now be able to reach a wider audience.
Two Roads will publish in the book in paperback on 17 September 2015.