Wednesday February 19, 2020

Pop's preening prime mover is laid bare

Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell. By Tom Bower, Faber & Faber, €14. Reviewed by Jonathan O'Brien.

12th May, 2012
Simon Cowell: the man who has changed British pop for ever. Photo: Getty

Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell


One thing becomes clear long before the end of Sweet Revenge: that its author must be doing it for the money every bit as wilfully and calculatedly as its subject, pop impresario and prime-time pantomime villain Simon Cowell, does in his own field.

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