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  • Coal Black Mornings

  • By: Brett Anderson
  • Narrated by: Brett Anderson, Matt Thorne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
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Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Brett Anderson in conversation with Matt Thorne, author of Prince. Brett Anderson came from a world impossibly distant from rock star success, and in Coal Black Mornings he traces the journey that took him from a childhood as 'a snotty, sniffy, slightly maudlin sort of boy raised on Salad Cream and milky tea and cheap meat' to becoming founder and lead singer of Suede. Anderson grew up in Hayward's Heath on the grubby fringes of the Home Counties.

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  • A memoir of Brett Anderson

  • By Anna Lloyd on 01-03-18

A memoir of Brett Anderson

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Reviewed: 01-03-18

I intended to listen, by way of delayed gratification, chapter by chapter in installments. But like a packet of opened biscuits, I guiltily consumed Coal Black Mornings in one sitting. This is a memoir in which the author paints a picture of his bleak, poverty stricken upbringing with the juxtaposition of the colourful family characters that would later bring the lyrics of his song to life. It's a story of the influence of father to son and then on to Brett's own son. The moment you look in the mirror and see and acknowledge you are a reflection of your parents.

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