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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First Edition edition (3 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034069310X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340693100
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 14.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,182,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Leigh Bowery was modern art on legs." --Boy George"Compulsive and heartfelt. All elegies should resonate like this." --"Esquire""A touching tribute of friendship, written with wit, verve and considerable charm." --"The Daily Telegraph" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Sue Tilley is an author and model, as well as manager at the government's Department for Work and Pensions in London's West End. Born in 1957 in south London, Tilley became involved in the London art scene in the late 1970s, leading to her close relationship with Leigh Bowery. In 2008, a painting of Tilley by the portraitist Lucian Freud become the world's highest-selling painting by a living artist, going for $34 million at Christie's Fine Arts Auction House in New York. Tilley continues to write, model, and pursue other projects in London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Gavin W. Alston on 18 Feb. 2013
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Everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask!!! An absolutely brilliant book lovingly, yet honestly written account of Leigh's life. Larger than life in many ways and part of a movement of artistic expression that was thrilling and exciting in my developing teens I finally got to read this book (I've wanted to for years). Sue Tilley is a brillliant author, crafting a wonderful and colourful story that can be read again and again. Thank you Sue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Twinkle on 8 Aug. 2013
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I have a current obsession with all things eighties and nineties, born in 1980 I was to young to really take in the wonder of it all! Sue Tilley has done her friend proud.
I like countless others I first discovered Leigh while watching a late night documentary about him, and couldn't wait to discover more about him.
I could never find this book in any of my local book stores so it's great that there's a kindle edition! X
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shaunmk on 20 Sept. 2012
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I read this during my recent holiday..what an amazing insight into one the most iconic people of his time..a most read..
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Take the 5th on 25 Nov. 2002
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After seeing Boy George's musical Taboo i bought the book as i was intrigued by the character played by George,Leigh Bowery.
From the moment i started reading sue's book i was hooked and wanted to know more about the life and times of this facinating outrageous person.Sue one of his oldest friends tells of his extraordinary life as if you were chatting to an old friend as it is so down to earth, she avoids making any judgements about his outrageous behavior you end up just wanting to know more.
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By Caravan man. on 13 Feb. 2015
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Great book.
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