Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf remains quite possibly the greatest female singer of the twentieth century: a tiny, black-clad figure with a scorchingly powerful voice who dominated stages around the world for almost thirty years, and who—fifty years after her death—has never been replaced.

The Piaf Legend, David Bret’s first work on the woman known as ‘The Little Sparrow’, was published to great critical acclaim in 1988, and was followed ten years later by Piaf: A Passionate Life, a more in-depth study generally regarded as the definitive biography of the singer. In Edith Piaf: Find Me A New Way To Die, David Bret reproduces the interviews—candid, and some published for the first time, and all brimming with honesty and compassion—granted to him by friends, composers, lovers, colleagues, and the father of Piaf’s only child. Richly illustrated with photographs from the author’s private collection, this represents a brief but moving tribute to the great artist who left us, way too early, half a century ago—and whose sublime artistry continues to enthral each new generation.