Morrissey publishes extract from forthcoming autobiography

Fictional story references the Moors Murderers

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Morrissey has published an essay set to be taken from his forthcoming autobiography.

A short story by the singer, entitled ‘The Bleak Moor Lies’, appears in ‘The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art’, published by Tate St Ives.

The fictional story sees Morrissey write about taking a trip to Saddleworth Moor in the South Pennines and encountering a ghost.

Famously, Morrissey referenced Saddleworth Moor in The Smiths‘Suffer Little Children’ . The moors became notorious when serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley used them as a burial ground.

In the essay, Morrissey asks: “How many unfortunates have Saddleworth Moor as their resting place?”

Edited by Michael Bracewell, Martin Clark and Alun Rowlands, the book also includes contributions from Jon Savage and Damien Hirst.

Though Morrissey‘s autobiography does not have a release date, the singer has previously said it will span his entire music career.

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