'By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise' BEN GOLDACRE. The strange tale of the death, life and legacy of the hugely successful band. Updated with new material.
John Higgs is the author of I HAVE AMERICA SURROUNDED: THE LIFE OF TIMOTHY LEARY and THE BRANDY OF THE DAMNED. He is currently writing STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE, an alternative history of the twentieth century, to be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2015. He created the long-running BBC Radio 4 quiz show X MARKS THE SPOT and has directed over 100 episodes of animated pre-school British TV. He was raised in North Wales and now lives in Brighton with his partner and their two children. He blogs at www.johnhiggs.com.
By far the best book this year, brilliant, discursive and wise - Ben GoldacreBook of the Century. Most pop biographies are a dull patchwork of clippings - this is something else - B3ta - Rob ManuelMight well be the best music book of the 2010s... eccentric, bizarre, confusing, hilarious and more than a little pretentious but utterly irresistible and totally brilliant - The Quietus