Book reviews: David Bowie portraits and The Flame Bearer
HERO: DAVID BOWIE by Lesley-Ann Jones Hodder & Stoughton VERDICT: 4/5
£20 A PORTRAIT OF BOWIE by Brian Hiatt Octopus, £25 VERDICT: 5/5
Changes of public image over 40 years from Ziggy Stardust to Button Eyes in his final video for Lazarus, plus a famously successful withdrawal from public life for over a decade, makes the task of writing a Bowie biography a difficult one. Which is why Fleet Street veteran Lesley-Ann Jones, accustomed to filling pages with interesting material even when the main subjects of a piece won’t talk, is an ideal Bowie biographer.
In Hero she has done an... read more
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