How does it feel to be never allowed to die? In his classic debut novel, Gordon Burn takes Britain’s biggest selling vocalist of the 1950s and turns her story into an equation of celebrity and murder. Fictional characters jostle for space with real life stars – from John Lennon to Doris Day and Sammy Davis Jnr – as Burn, in a breathtaking act of appropriation, reinvents the popular culture of the post-war years. As beautifully written as it is disturbing, Alma Cogan remains a stingingly relevant exploration of the sad, dark underside of fame.

Alma Cogan

This is an extraordinary look at what comes after fame and how to cope with both sides of the coin. Although the fictional Alma Cogan is often dismissive of her life on the road, constantly touring, and more than aware of the seedy side of show business, she obviously also hankers after some aspects of her past life.

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