On the trail of British rock’s lost boy

On the trail of British rock’s lost boy
Manic Street Preachers in 1992 Pic: Getty

Music/biography: Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic, By Sara Hawys Roberts and Leon Noakes, Virgin, €25

Richey Edwards insisted that he would never take his own life. “In terms of the ‘s’ word, that does not enter my mind,” the co-lyricist and figurehead of Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers told an interviewer three months before he went missing in 1995. “Because I am stronger than that. I might be...

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