Lady Sings The Blues

£9.99

‘I’ve been told that no one sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do. Or the word ‘love”. This is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love.

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‘A masterpiece, as fresh and shocking as if it were written yesterday’ Craig Brown

“I’ve been told that no one sings the word ‘hunger’ like I do. Or the word ‘love’.”

Lady Sings the Blues is the inimitable autobiography of one of the greatest icons of the twentieth century. Born to a single mother in 1915 Baltimore, Billie Holiday had her first run-in with the law at aged 13. But Billie Holiday is no victim. Her memoir tells the story of her life spent in jazz, smoky Harlem clubs and packed-out concert halls, her love affairs, her wildly creative friends, her struggles with addiction and her adventures in love. Billie Holiday is a wise and aphoristic guide to the story of her unforgettable life.

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Weight 0.147 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

179

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

782.42165092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K