A Crafty Cigarette

'I couldn’t put it down because I couldn’t put it down.'
John Cooper Clarke  August 2015

'A Great Debut That Deals With The Joys and Pains of Growing Up' Irvine Welsh April 2016

'Crafty Cigarette, all things Mod  and a dash of anarchy. Want to remember what it was like to be young and angry? Buy this book. A great read' Phil Davis (Actor Chalky in Quadrophenia) August 2016

A work of genius’ Alan McGee (Creation Records) October 2016

A Crafty Cigarette is the powerful story of a teenager coming of age in the 70s as seen through his eyes, who on the cusp of adulthood, discovers a band that is new to him, which leads him into becoming a Mod.

A mischievous youth prone to naughtiness, he takes to mod like a moth to a flame, which in turn gives him a voice, confidence and a fresh new outlook towards life, his family, his school friends, girls and the world in general. 

A Few Happy Punters - Paul Weller, Rick Buckler with the author, John Cooper Clarke, Irvine Welsh, Dean Cavanagh  Nick Moran & Terence Stamp- Join them and buy it here

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE - Tales of a Teenage Mod - Kindle on Amazon.co.uk 

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE - Tales of a Teenage Mod - Paperback on Amazon.co.uk

Read a sample of "A Crafty Cigarette" here.

Paul WellerJohn Cooper ClarkeIrvine Welsh and Dean Cavanagh


‘Written in first person narrative, in a style and delivery reminiscent of Hunter S Thompson’

Scootering Magazine

It’s a good book and an easy read. That’s pretty much what most pulp fiction needs to be’

Mod Culture

‘A coming of age story, ‘A Crafty Cigarette’ maybe Matteo Sedazzari’s debut novel but it’s an impressive story’

Vive Le Rock

‘Like a good Paul Weller concert the novel leaves you wanting more. I’ll be very interested in reading whatever Matteo Sedazzari writes next.’

Louder Than War

‘For a debut, Sedazzari has most certainly left a memorable impression with a story that readers from any background and any culture will find themselves enjoying’


‘A Crafty Cigarette’ Is On The Road For My Generation’

Essentially Pop 

mazon Reviews

So go on kick back and have a Crafty Cigarette, just make sure the bastards don't catch you !!! 

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE - Tales of a Teenage Mod - Kindle  on Amazon.co.uk 

A CRAFTY CIGARETTE - Tales of a Teenage Mod -  Paperback on Amazon.co.uk 



About Us

ZANI was conceived in late 2008 and the fan base gradually grew by word of mouth. Key contributors came from those of the music, film and fashion industry and the voice of ZANI grew louder. So, when in 2013 investor, contributor and fan of ZANI Alan McGee* offered his support to help restyle and relaunch the site it was inevitable that traffic would increase dramatically and continues to grow. *Alan McGee co-founder of Creation Records and new label 359 Music..


What We Do

ZANI is an independent online magazine for readers interested in contemporary culture, covering Music, Film & TV, Sport, Art amongst other cultural topics. Relevant to modern times ZANI is a dynamic website and a flagship for creative movement and thinking wherever our readers live in the world.