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Coal Black Mornings - Brett Anderson

Coal Black Mornings - Brett Anderson

Title: Coal Black Mornings

Author:  Brett Anderson

ISBN:  9781408710500

Weight:  990g

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Coal Black Mornings by Brett Anderson

A brilliant, beautifully written memoir from Suede founder and lead singer Brett Anderson.

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

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

Fascinating… gorgeously written.  On more than one occasion… he made me well up.  This is most certainly a memoir not just for the fan club.


Beautifully crafted and brilliantly well-written… his memoir is a thought-provoking meditation on how our childhoods form the people we become, as well as a love letter to London…  The book is perfect as it is, but there’s no question that we need a second volume.

Anna van Praagh, Evening Standard

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Title: Coal Black Mornings
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Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: Yes
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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ISBN 13: 9781408710500
ISBN 10: 1408710501
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

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