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A unique and nostalgic coming- of-age memoir that is set against the backdrop of the 1960s and '70s British music scene A star-struck, naive 17-year-old country bumpkin leaves her Mum, her cat, her budgie and her 16-foot caravan home in Botley and catches a coach to a near-mythical land London and the Swinging '60s. Days later, mascara running, itching in her prickly suit, stammering from shyness, she turns up for a job interview with the UK's first ever pop magazine, Fab. On the strength of a letter she had invented, she is miraculously hired and soon finds herself living her dream as a music journalist. In 'Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick', Judith Wills reveals her remarkable story in which she sang with Freddie Mercury, smoked Jim Morrison's joint, had a strange encounter with David Bowie, babysat Kate Beckinsale, accompanied Billy Fury to a christening, went hiking with Mr Spock, starred at the Albert Hall with Tom Jones, lunched with George Best, graced the red carpet with Peter Sellers, got chased by Andy Williams, had the Book of Mormon read to her by an Osmond, and met just about anyone who was anyone in the day, including Keith Moon who stole her lipstick. After eight years of pop fan heaven and hell, Judith Wills returned to the country where she became Britain's bestselling diet, food and health writer. AUTHOR: Judith Wills is a bestselling author, food and health journalist, magazine editor and columnist. Her books, including the bestselling 'The Food Bible', have sold millions of copies worldwide. SELLING POINTS: A truly remarkable account that features many of the eras biggest names Brilliantly witty, Wills' writing evokes the style of Caitlin Moran

 

Details

ISBN: 9780750966092
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2 Mar 2016
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publication City, Country: Stroud, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.6(L)

 

Author Biography

Judith Wills is a bestselling author, food and health journalist, magazine editor and columnist. Her books, including the bestselling "The Food Bible," have sold millions of copies worldwide.

Keith Moon Stole My Lipstick: The Swinging '60s, the Glam '70s and Me
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