First it was a compilation album, then it was a musical, now it is a book. Dreamboats and Petticoats tells the story of the music of the Fifties and early Sixties: how youth culture invented itself in a country still reeling from war and deprived by rationing. It is, of course, the story of rock 'n' roll hitting Britain. The story of coffee bars, jazz clubs, hepcats, teen dreamers and innocence. It vividly brings to life the UK of the Fifties and early Sixties, and is the perfect companion to the million-selling Dreamboats and Petticoats show and CD collection.