Revolution On The Rock

The debut novel by Karren Ablaze!


Pussy Riot meet Erin Brockovich on a post-punk powered escapade

Musician and sound engineer Bunty Maguire is broke, and the only gig she can find is on a cruise liner bound for the Mediterranean. The culture of bigotry on this floating microcosm triggers old trauma, and at the first port of call Bunty jumps ship.

Stranded in Gibraltar with only her ingenuity to get her home, she soon discovers that life has other ideas.


Set against the background of a Brexiting Britain, this is a story of burgeoning adulthood, environmental justice and political empowerment.

Karren Ablaze

About The Author

A fanzine writer notorious for upsetting the pop stars, Karren Ablaze! helped pioneer the riot grrrl movement in the UK and went on to sing with a number of underground bands. Author of zine compendium The City Is Ablaze!, she has also contributed to various publications including The F Word and The Guardian. This is her first novel.

“What would you do if you ended up thousands of miles from home with no passport? A heart-stopping, page-turning read.”

Anne Grange, author of Inside Outside and Distortion


“Legendary Leeds fanzine writer pens her first novel. It’s an Odyssey to rival the Greek hero’s return from Troy… A thrilling read.”

Cazz Blase, Louder Than War


“A freewheeling tale of adventure and rebellion with an unforgettable cast of characters.”

SJ Bradley, author of Brick Mother and Guest
I forgive and hope for Karren A
Thurston Moore

There are other people to condemn, Karren – aren’t there?

Fuck off!
Ian Brown