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Queen Unseen Book


Queen Unseen
Queen Unseen was published in the UK on October 3rd 2011 by John Blake Publishing. Signed copies can still be ordered directly from the publisher. To order a signed copy for £17.99, please contact John Blake Publishing Ltd with your name, address and contact number on 020 7381 0666 (mon-fri) or e-mail

UK P&P is free - overseas P&P £ £3.00.

The book is available (unsigned copies) from Amazon.

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My thanks and appreciation go to the many people who have supported and encouraged me in getting my memories published. Website



2012: The hardback edition of Queen Unseen has been reprinted several times. Many thanks to everybody who has bought the book and contributed to it's success.


A Japanese edition of Queen Unseen is published July 2016 by Shinko Music Publishing.



The paperback edition of Queen Unseen was published on October 1st 2015 by Music Press - an imprint of John Blake Publishing. I spent several months revising the book, though the structure and chapters remains the same. Four years on from the original hardback edition, I’ve had chance to reflect, and include new stories, observations and memories, while editing what I felt didn’t work; tightening the writing to make the book flow better.

Overall it’s the much the same - but improved! I hope. The editor says it is ……

The photo sections are as in the original hardback and a forward section of pages with quotes and reviews on the original book is included.


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KINDLE: The book is available world-wide as a Kindle download in English from Amazon. Check for other language versions on local Amazon websites.


The German language edition of Queen Unseen is published September 2015 by Koch Media/Hannibal The publishers have given it the tag line: 'Groupies, Gin and Glitter' ????

I don't ever remember drinking Gin - or having glitter ....


HUNGARY: Hardback edition has been published Autumn 2012 in Hungary by Egmont books, under their REAL series.


BRAZIL: The rights to Queen Unseen have been sold to the publisher Prumo Editora in Brazil. The book was published in March 2012 in Portugese. This does not mean the book will be available in Portugal.


ITALY: The Italian version of the book was published in spring 2012 by Italian publisher Arcana Edizioni srl of Rome.


POLAND: Published by Sine Qua Non of Krakow. The book is available in hard and soft back editions in Poland


There are other negotiations for the book to be published in various territories/languages - I will keep you updated.




Queen Unseen is a unique account of the many exciting years as a young man I spent on tour, in the recording studio, on video shoots and day to day life at home with one of the world's biggest and best ever rock bands. It is an insightful, enlightening and mostly humorous account for anybody who has ever wondered what working for Queen, or indeed most rock bands of that era really entailed..... the highs and the lows. It is not a chronological history or definitive biography of the band, but a personal story of what it was like to spend your youth travelling the world and living the rock and roll lifestyle - to the full!

There are NO lurid details of the band's private lives. There is plenty of sex and drugs and rock and roll - and of course everybody knows it happened.... I make observations and comments about all the fantastic places we visited and played, and what it was like living, at times, a crazy and surreal existence.
The book covers all the areas that were relevant in Queen's working life, during my time as Queen's longest serving roadie and head of their crew. There is lots of new material and surprises for Queen fans and it is a book to interest anybody who likes stories of rock and roll life in the 1970s & 1980s.
There are photo sections in the book that contain colour and black & white images from my successful Queen The Unseen Archive show that was exhibited internationally. There are also additional rare and unseen photos and other images of memorabilia.

© Peter Hince, 2015