Closing the Book

9780306811838_p0_v1_s1200x630Sylvie’s epic daily Tweeting of  Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, which she  began to celebrate its first-time release as a digital book, came to an end today – nine months and 3232 Tweets later!  You can check out the closing moments @sylviesimmons and if you want to read it piece by piece you can follow the numbers right back to number one.  The final #SergeTweets turned out to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. Gainsbourg, who was a child when the Nazis invaded Paris, never forgot the humiliation of having to wear a yellow star marking him as a Jew.

Here’s a link to the expanded edition of the book:

March 2nd 2016 will mark the 25th anniversary of Gainsbourg’s death in Paris, aged 62. Sylvie is hoping to set up a tribute show soon – so please keep checking the Tour page for details.

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