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Publication in France:
19 October 2017

400 pages

Barbara - The Woman Who Sang

Jean-Dominique Brierre

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This is a new edition of the definitive biography of the French singer songwriter Barbara.

Taking us from her early days at the Conservatoire in the immediate post-war period right up to her death on 24 November 1997, this groundbreaking biography explores in depth the life and career of Barbara,

offering a new perspective on an outstanding artist by drawing on her lyrics, her interviews and numerous previously unpublished accounts by those who were closest to her.

A book which is a homage to one of the greatest exponents of French chanson.


A specialist in French chanson, Jean-Dominique Brierre’s works include a biography of Johnny Hallyday, published by Fixot.

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