Pauline Black's Memoir To Be Published In 2011.

The Book Seller is reporting that British independent book publisher Serpent’s Tail has acquired the rights to the memoir of the great singer and actress Pauline Black.

"Black by Design has been sold to Pete Ayrton, publisher, and John Williams, editor at Serpent’s Tail and is due to be published in late summer 2011.

"Ayrton said Black’s book would be a 'wonderful addition' to the Serpents Tail roster list which includes recent Jah Wobble autobiography Memoirs of a Geezer.

"Ayrton added: 'A 2-tone memoir, a woman's insider account of the music business and a story of growing up as a black child in a white family, Black by Design is brilliant in many varied ways.'"

Black said: "I believe that Black by Design has found the perfect home at Serpent's Tail. I have long admired their maverick commitment to new voices and in particular the diversity and breadth of their catalogue…It is an enormous thrill to be on such a list."

Pauline is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of The Selecter's debut album Too Much Pressure later this year with a concert at London's Bloomsbury Ballroom.

From paulineblack.co.uk: Pauline Black has spent the last 30 years maintaining the fierce independence that she first forged in her early days as lead vocalist with legendary platinum selling 2-Tone band The Selecter.

During that time she has always tried to do what she feels is right, honest & true. She considers her female mixed race status gives her a unique insight into the twin evils of racism and sexism that still beset the world and render the original message of the 2-tone movement as relevant today as it was in 1979.

Photo: Pauline Black via The Book Seller