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Morrissey autobiography to be published on "October 17"

Morrissey autobiography to be published on "October 17"

In the latest twist in the ongoing saga concerning the publication of Morrissey's autobiography, a post appeared earlier today [October 3] on the quasi-official site Morrissey fan site, True To You, reporting that the book will now be published in two weeks' time.

The post, which also contains the name and direct phone number of a press officer at Penguin Books which has been redacted for the purposes of this news story, reads:

"On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.

"Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.

"Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.

"An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.

"It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'

"Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe."

Penguin's official site is carrying details of the publication here.

The specific details of the physical edition of the book are "Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 480 pages | ISBN 9780141394817 | 17 Oct 2013 | Penguin Classics".

It is also available as an ebook.

The book is currently listed as available for pre-order on Amazon.co.uk here.

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