That Close

  • by Suggs
  • Narrated by Suggs
  • 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Read by the author himself with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade.
Along the way he tells you what it's like to grow up in sixties Soho, go globetrotting with your best mates, to make a dead pigeon fly and cause an earthquake in Finsbury Park.


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What did you like most about That Close?

I adored the 'rude boy' charm that came across so well. This is a cheeky, funny, really entertaining book, and Suggs is so humble it's obvious he is a truly, lovely gentleman. It's interesting to listen to, as Suggs has the soul of an urban poet, and a brilliant way of utilising words.

What about Suggs’s performance did you like?

I appreciated that it was narrated by the author, it really made the book come to life.

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- Binky

Time spent with Suggs

Would you consider the audio edition of That Close to be better than the print version?

I've got both - you can hear Suggs' voice in the book and then get closer with the audiobook - it's like listening to the same story you always love to hear from a pal

What other book might you compare That Close to, and why?

Rock autobiographies, social history books - because that is what it is

Which character – as performed by Suggs – was your favourite?

Erm, Suggs

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It was the cat what made me do it

Any additional comments?

I've always been a fan of Suggs - he's so down to earth and loyal to his roots - and, of course, a great singer/songwriter.

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- Marion Nash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2013
  • Publisher: Quercus