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That Close by Suggs

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The amazing life of Madness frontman and national treasure, Suggs


That Close by Suggs

Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Written with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade. Along the way he tells you what it's like to grow up in sixties Soho, go globetrotting with your best mates, to make a dead pigeon fly and cause an earthquake in Finsbury Park.


'Brilliantly nutty ... gloriously irreverent'
Mail on Sunday

'Beautifully recreates the memories of his early years
Daily Express

. 'Wonderfully evocative

'His early life would make a novel in itself'
Ian Rankin

'Really well written. Gripping'
James Brown

About the Author

Suggs is a singer, songwriter, DJ, actor and TV presenter. He is perhaps best known as lead singer with Madness, who have had 24 top-twenty hits and continue to tour. Suggs lives in Camden, London.

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Publication date

5th June 2014



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Quercus Publishing


352 pages


Biography / Autobiography
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