More a documentary than a biography, this book based on recorded interviews with people who knew Billie Holiday during her short, wild and ultimately tragic life.
"Nowhere else is the context of her life and work so vividly captured"
"At last, a portrait of the artist and person called Billie Holiday. This extraordinary book completes her story" Mike Figgis
"Blackburn did it.; she pulled off a miracle of organisation and editing, then transformed the whole thing by the magical addition of her own voice…far too cool to come to any conclusions. She just lets Billie’s life glow’ Washington Post
Winner of the Deems Taylor Award