It all starts with a young girl playing her ukulele in a dingy folk club. There is something different about the song she sings - a song called 'Life Is Beautiful'. It breaks hearts. It makes money. It might even change the world. But no story of beauty and success in our cruel modern world can be entirely innocent. Can it?
Young Girl With a Ukulele is a dark and clever story of music and fame - and the sinister forces which can lie behind them.
Terence Blacker is a professional author, columnist and songwriter whose books have been widely praised.