The Extraordinary Life of Freddie Mercury

The Extraordinary Life of Freddie Mercury

Summary

Freddie Mercury was:

A musician

A songwriter

An inspiration

Farrokh Bulsara was a young boy who loved music and was known for being quiet and kind, even when people made fun of his unusual teeth.

Farrokh grew up to be Freddie Mercury, an incredible musician who could command audiences with his charisma and talent, and who would one day say that those teeth were the very reason he was able to sing with such amazing range.

From his childhood in Zanzibar to the formation of rock band Queen, to their record-breaking Live Aid performance, discover the journey Freddie Mercury took to becoming one of the world's most influential musicians.

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About the authors

Michael Lee Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson is an award-winning writer currently based in Glasgow. His recent short, MY LONELINESS IS KILLING ME, won the 2018 Scottish BAFTA for Best Short Film. Michael has taken part in BBC writersrooms, and has won several awards for his original scripts. Michael started writing in 2010 and since then has written several produced shorts, children's television episodes, and performed plays. He is also the author of THE OTHER TEAM, WE WERE ALWAYS HERE, and contributed to the queer anthology PROUD.

Michael's work focuses on LGBTQ+ characters and stories. When Michael isn't writing, he is a community campaigner and works at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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Maggie Cole (Illustrator)

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