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Greatest Hits : Moving and engaging, the perfect summer read - Laura Barnett

Greatest Hits

Moving and engaging, the perfect summer read

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Cass Wheeler - a British singer-songwriter, hugely successful since the early 70s, whose sudden disappearance from the music world three decades later has been the subject of intense speculation among her fans - is in the studio that adjoins her home, taking a journey back into her past. Her task is to choose sixteen songs from among the hundreds she has written since her early teens, for a uniquely personal Greatest Hits record, describing the arc of her life through song.

It has been over a decade since Cass last put out an album; ten years since the loss of her daughter catapulted her into a breakdown. In the course of this one day - both ordinary and extraordinary - each song Cass plays sets off a chain of memories, leading us deep into her past, and into the creative impulse that has underpinned her work.

This is the story of a life - of love and separation, of highs and lows, of ambition, art and friendship - told through music that spans from the 1960s to the present day.

About the Author

Laura Barnett is a writer, journalist and theatre critic. She has been on staff at the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, and writes for a number of national newspapers and magazines.Laura was born in 1982 in south London, where she now lives with her husband. She studied Spanish and Italian at Cambridge University, and newspaper journalism at City University, London. Her first non-fiction book, Advice from the Players - a compendium of advice for actors - is published by Nick Hern Books. Laura has previously published short stories, for which she has won several awards.The Versions of Us is her first novel and has sold in 24 countries, with television rights optioned by Trademark Films.

The Versions of Us was a bestseller with rights sold in 25 countries. Her follow-up, Greatest Hits, is about a singer-songwriter who tells her tumultuous life story through her personal greatest hits compilation.

ISBN: 9781474600224
ISBN-10: 1474600220
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th June 2017
Publisher: Orion
Edition Type: Digital original