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Sue Tilley
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3 April 1997
Bowery's closest friend, Sue Tilley recounts the life of Leigh Bowery, the costume designer and performer who posed for the painter Lucien Freud. The biography follows Bowery's life from his arrival in London in 1981 to his death from AIDS in 1994 and was written with the co-operation of his friends and family.

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  • Hardcover: 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 (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,220,261 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars You must read this book 18 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 20 Sep 2012
By shaunmk
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars leigh Bowery....by Sue Tilly 25 Nov 2002
Format:Hardcover
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable insight 8 Aug 2013
By Twinkle
Format:Kindle Edition
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Leigh Bowery 29 Jun 2014
By Ervin J Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
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Love it. Everything you wanted to know about Leigh. Get this item. Sue is an excellent biographer. Stories are so colorful just like Leigh.
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