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Bedsit Disco Queen

Bedsit Disco Queen

I was only sixteen when I bought an electric guitar and joined a band. A year later, I formed an all-girl band called the Marine Girls and played gigs, and signed to an indie label, and started releasing records.

Then, for eighteen years, between 1982 and 2000, I was one half of the group Everything But the Girl. In that time, we released nine albums and sold nine million records. We went on countless tours, had hit singles and flop singles, were reviewed and interviewed to within an inch of our lives. I’ve been in the charts, out of them, back in. I’ve seen myself described as an indie darling, a middle-of-the-road nobody and a disco diva. I haven’t always fitted in, you see, and that’s made me face up to the realities of a pop career – there are thrills and wonders to be experienced, yes, but also moments of doubt, mistakes, violent lifestyle changes from luxury to squalor and back again, sometimes within minutes.
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Biography: Arts & Entertainment

On Sale: 16th January 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781844088683

Reviews

The Alan Bennett of pop memoirists. I loved her book so much I wanted to form a band, too. Preferably with Thorn
Caitlin Moran, bestselling author of How to be a Woman
As distinctive and lovely as its author's singing voice, Bedsit Disco Queen isn't just a wry and wise memoir of a unique career: it acts as a kind of eulogy for a forgotten era of British pop
Alexis Petridis
As a witty and wise chronicle of a life spent dipping in and out of the limelight, this is second to none
Fiona Sturges, Independent on Sunday
Beautifully written, dryly funny and searingly honest
Sunday Times