Coming Soon: Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography by Lesley-Ann Jones

by |September 5, 2011

It is Freddie Mercury’s birthday today

(check out Google’s homage here now – it’ll be gone tomorrow)

Happy birthday Freddie!

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Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography

The definitive biography of one of music’s greatest legends.

This is the definitive biography of Freddie Mercury. Written by an award-winning rock journalist, Lesley-Ann Jones toured widely with Queen forming lasting friendships with the band. Now, having secured access to the remaining band members and those who were closest to Freddie, from childhood to death, Lesley-Ann has written the most in depth account of one of music’s best loved and most complex figures.

Meticulously researched, sympathetic, unsensational, the book – like the forthcoming film – will focus on the period in the 1980s when Queen began to fragment, before their Live Aid performance put them back in the frame.

In her journey to understand the man behind the legend, Lesley-Ann Jones has travelled from London to Zanzibar to India. Packed with exclusive interviews and told with the invaluable perspective that the twenty years since Mercury’s death presents, Freddie Mercury is the most up to date portrait of a legendary man.

About the Author

Lesley-Ann Jones is an award winning journalist and author. She toured with Queen and had unrivalled access to the band.

Lesley-Ann Jones is producing and writing a BBC radio documentary about Freddie Mercury. She is also part of a consortium putting together a TV documentary for worldwide distribution.

A mother of three, she lives in London.

People waste a lot of money with lawyers when a short note or comment would have sufficed.

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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