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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241351291
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99

Lady Sings the Blues




The bluesy, gutsy, no-holds-barred memoir of jazz legend Billie Holiday.

'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.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241351291
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $22.99

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