Scabby Queen

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 Three days before her fifty-first birthday, Clio Campbell - one-hit wonder, political activist, lifelong love and one-night stand - kills herself in her friend Ruth's spare bedroom. And, as practical as she is, Ruth doesn't know what to do.

As the news spreads around Clio's collaborators and comrades, lovers and enemies, the story of her glamorous, chaotic life spreads with it - from the Scottish Highlands to the Genoa G8 protests, from an anarchists squat in Brixton to Top of the Pops. Siftng through half a century of memories and unanswered questions, everyone who thought they knew her is forced to ask: who was Clio Campbell?

Kirstin Innes


417 pages