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Piaf : A Passionate Life

by David Bret

Biography / Autobiography The Real World

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An astonishing life story, now brought to life in the Oscar winning film La Vie En Rose. David Bret is an accomplished biographer and tells the rags to riches story of Edith Piaf with the co-operation of many friends and colleagues of the singer. A fascinating and powerful book.

Piaf : A Passionate Life Synopsis

A tiny, black-clad figure with a scorchingly powerful voice who dominated stages around the world for almost thirty years, the legendary Edith Piaf still reigns supreme more than four decades after her death, as the huge popularity of the Oscar-winning biopic La Vie En Rose has proved.

In this powerful book, David Bret – Britain’s foremost authority on the French music-hall - tells Piaf’s amazing rags-to-riches story with unprecedented detail, honesty and compassion. Friends, composers, lovers, colleagues and the father of Piaf’s only child have confided in him.  Skilfully analysing every aspect of this great artiste’s life, he paints a vivid portrait of the celebrated chanteuse’s triumphs and tragedies.

Illustrated with photographs from the author’s collection and containing a complete discography, Piaf also features detailed appendices of her films, stage-plays and all stage and screen tributes to date, making this the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography available.

Piaf : A Passionate Life Press Reviews

‘The astounding stamina of Piaf as a cultural icon is well illustrated by this biography that enthusiastically presents factors that raise the chanteuse to diva status’
The Times

‘This is a diverting read, for Piaf was a headstrong talent’
Daily Telegraph

‘Bret is renowned for his thorough research and sensational stories and is highly regarded by the peers of his many subjects…Rightly considered to be the definitive biography in the English language’
Good Book Guide

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ISBN: 9781906217204
Publication date: 01/07/2007
Publisher: Jr Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781906217204
Publication date: 1st July 2007
Author: David Bret
Publisher: Jr Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,

About David Bret

David Bret was born in Paris. His many acclaimed biographies include Clark Gable: Tormented Star and Joan Crawford: Hollywood Martyr (both published by JR Books). He lives in Yorkshire.

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