Isabella Blow biography 'Blow by Blow' - preview
As we revealed last year, two biographies on Isabella Blow's life are due to come out this year. One of those books, Blow by Blow (cover pictured), which has been co-written by the late stylist's husband, Detmar Blow and Tom Sykes, was exerpted in the Daily Mail over the weekend.
Out November 9, the book follows Blow's life and the many tragedies she faced throughout, including the drowning death of her then two-year-old brother whom she was supposed to be watching when she was just five. The book also discusses her tragic death by suicide, which was also the same way Detmar's father died.
"My immediate feeling was one of sickening déjà vu: my own father had died in 1977 after drinking weedkiller, and it had killed him in half an hour as the liquid burned out his insides," writes Detmar. Advanced copies of the book are already receiving rave reviews. Read an exerpt here.