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    Publisher: Canongate

    The Last Holiday: A Memoir

    £9.99
    'Leave it to Scott-Heron to save some of his best for last . . . He's a real writer, a word man, and The Last Holiday is as wriggling and vital in its way as Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One' New York Times
    ISBN: 9781786890252
    AuthorGil Scott-Heron
    Pub Date18/05/2017
    BindingPaperback
    Pages336
    Availability: In Stock

    Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. In this, his heartfelt, beautifully written and posthumously published memoir, we are given bright insights into the music industry, New York, the civil-rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, Stevie Wonder and our wider place in the world. It is also a fitting testament to the generous brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and to the Spirits that guided him.

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    Raised by his grandmother in Tennessee, Gil Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. In this, his heartfelt, beautifully written and posthumously published memoir, we are given bright insights into the music industry, New York, the civil-rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy, Stevie Wonder and our wider place in the world. It is also a fitting testament to the generous brilliance of Gil Scott-Heron and to the Spirits that guided him.