Lady Sings the Blues - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Lady Sings the Blues - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 29/11/2018
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241351291
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Its value is in its witness to the grinding humiliation of the racism that tainted every moment of her louche life.' - John Lahr - London Review of Books 

'A wrenchingly authentic account of Holiday's turbulent trajectory from abused child to jazz genius.' - Jane Shilling - The Daily Mail

'Her troubles are long behind her now. Her genius however, shows no sign of dimming any time soon.' - Nick Hornby, The Sunday Times

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