Kirsty MacColl led a dazzling life - tender, creative, heroic and full of love. This book, by her mother Jean MacColl, charts with moving insight Kirsty's early years and celebrates her brilliant career at the front rank of the music business in the 1980s and 1990s with such hits as the Pogues collaboration 'Fairytale of New York'. It mourns her tragic and untimely death - killed by a speedboat in Mexican waters in December 2000. It also tells, with heartfelt truth, the shocking story of the elaborate cover-up and gross miscarriage of justice that followed and appeals for justice to be done in her name.
Jean MacColl is better known by her maiden name, Jean Newlove. After studying with the great dance and movement innovator, Rudolf Laban, she began a long association as an accomplished choreographer with the director Joan Littlewood and Theatre Workshop. Her marriage to the playwright and folk-singer Ewan MacColl ended soon after Kirsty was born. The author of two widely praised books, "Laban for Actors and Dancers" and "Laben for All," she lives in London.