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Music; Boys In The Trees: A Memoir; By Carly Simon; Constable, €27

20th March, 2016
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This is her attempt to set the record straight, but those interested only in a candid confessional of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are advised to jump ahead to page 220 or so. For its first two-thirds, Boys In The Trees (which takes its title from her 1978 album) is a memoir of a sepia-toned Martha’s Vineyard childhood where everything except emotional happiness was on tap, where people wanted for nothing and yearned for...

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