Coal Black Mornings (Paperback)
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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 20/12/2018
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'...a quietly wistful, ineffably romantic coming of age story, a beautiful little reminder of the magic that happens around the edges.' - The Sunday Times

Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat' to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede.

Anderson grew up in Hayward's Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties. As a teenager he clashed with his eccentric taxi-driving father (who would parade around their council house dressed as Lawrence of Arabia, air-conducting his favourite composers) and adored his beautiful, artistic mother.

He brilliantly evokes the seventies, the suffocating discomfort of a very English kind of poverty and the burning need for escape that it breeds.

Anderson charts the shabby romance of creativity as he travelled the tube in search of inspiration, fuelled by Marmite and nicotine, and Suede's rise from rehearsals in bedrooms, squats and pubs. And he catalogues the intense relationships that make and break bands as well as the devastating loss of his mother.

Coal Black Mornings is profoundly moving, funny and intense - a book which stands alongside the most emotionally truthful of personal stories.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408710487
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Anderson's witty, self-deprecating tone is balanced by justifiably proud assessments of the band's achievements… I for one would love a sequel' -Financial Times

'...a quietly wistful, ineffably romantic coming of age story, a beautiful little reminder of the magic that happens around the edges.' - The Sunday Times

'This is most certainly a memoir not just for the fan club' - The Guardian

'Coal Black Mornings is a triumph . . . a bracingly honest work raised way above the celeb book fray by Anderson's obvious talent for writing . . . revelatory and delivered with writerly panache.' - John Harris, Mojo

'A remarkable feat, utterly true. This decade's Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius." - Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X and Girlfriend in a Coma

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“Great read”

This is a great read, it brings back vivid memories from the 1970's to the earlier 90's . I'm just a bit older than the author so I can relate to era in question. The writing is interesting and... More

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