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Serge Gainsbourg

(2001)
A Fistful Of Gitanes
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In this, the first English biography to capture Gainsbourg in all his contradiction and gleeful outrageousness, Simmons tells the fascinating story of the Gallic star. Drawing on hours of new interviews with his intimates-among them Jane Birkin, Sly & Robbie, Marianne Faithfull, and celebrated producer Philippe Lerichomme-Simmons describes in crackling prose the scope of Gainsbourg's achievement while doing full justice to his complicated emotional life. Simmons's work will stand as the definitive take on a dizzying genius.

This new and expanded version includes an expanded discography for the years 2000-2014.



Praise for this book

"A highly entertaining biography of the French singer-songwriter and all-round scallywag." - J G Ballard


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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes
Author(s): Sylvie Simmons
ISBN: 0-306-81183-9 / 978-0-306-81183-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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May 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes
Author(s): Sylvie Simmons
ISBN: 1-900924-28-5 / 978-1-900924-28-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Helter Skelter Publishing
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December 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes
Author(s): Sylvie Simmons
ISBN: 1-900924-40-4 / 978-1-900924-40-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Helter Skelter Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful Of Gitanes (New Expanded Edition)
Author(s): Sylvie Simmons
Publisher: United For Opportunity
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