With Billie (Signed copy)
Signed by Julia Blackburn, a life of Billie Holiday
First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 15.5cm, 354pp.
Signed by Julia Blackburn to the title page.
Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her. During the 1970s a young woman called Linda Kuehl, planning to write a biography of Billie, recorded interviews with more than 150 people. Kuehl died in 1978 and her book never came out, but her recordings survived to provide the raw material for this extraordinary account of the life of America's First Lady of Jazz.
Very good condition, with a little light wear wrapper.