From the Back Cover
Richly illustrated with more than 80 full-colour photos, this unique tribute captures Amy's life in pictures
Pint-sized, acid-tongued and velvet-voiced, Amy Winehouse was more than just the Queen of Camden. Within an industry of pretenders, Amy was the real deal’ a uniquely gifted artist who remained true to herself till the end. Channelling the soulful divas of the 1960s, her timeless anthems of heartbreak laced with a healthy dose of the songstresses’s own street-smart sass touched the hearts and minds of millions.
Laying bare drunken misadventures, her rocky romance with Blake Fielder-Civil and the deepening addiction she simply couldn’t seem to shake, Amy’s brutally honest lyrics won her hearts and awards alike. Yet, as sales of Back to Black (the stunning sophomore album that made her a star) soared, the deadly excess that fuelled her talent was threatening to consume it once and for all. By July 2011, it seemed Amy had turned a corner, determined to stay clean for the sake of all those who loved her. The world waited eagerly for Amy’s comeback album only to be cruelly disappointed. Newly in love with life, Amy died before this final recording ever saw the light of day. She was just 27 years old.
In this richly illustrated biography, Mick O’Shea delves into every aspect of Amy’s life from childhood through to her tragic early death capturing the legacy of her raw and heartfelt music, along with everything that made her so very special.
About the Author
Mick O'Shea is a freelance entertainment journalist with over ten years of feature-writing and editing experience. He lives in London.