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Alma Cogan

Gordon Burn

Alma Cogan is Gordon Burn’s classic début novel, a breathtaking act of appropriation and reinvention of the popular culture of the post-war years. With a new introduction by Adelle Stripe.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571347285
Date Published
04.07.2019
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Summary

Winner of the Whitbread Best First Novel of the Year

In his classic debut novel, Gordon Burn takes Britain’s biggest selling vocalist of the 1950s and turns her story into an equation of celebrity and murder. Fictional characters jostle for space with real life stars – from John Lennon to Doris Day and Sammy Davis Jnr – as Burn, in a breathtaking act of appropriation, reinvents the popular culture of the post-war years. As beautifully written as it is disturbing, Alma Cogan remains a stingingly relevant exploration of the sad, dark underside of fame.

Includes a new introduction by Adelle Stripe.

GordonBurn

Gordon Burn was the author of four novels, Alma Cogan (winner of the Whitbread First Novel Prize), Fullalove, The North of England Home Service and Born Yesterday. He was also the author of the non-fiction titles Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son, Pocket Money, Happy Like Murderers, On The Way to Work (with Damien Hirst) and Best and Edwards. His last book,…

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