Picture shows Fred relaxing in the back garden of Kate Moss's country mansion at Little Faringdon in the Cotswolds, while researching his 2007 biography of the supermodel.
Fred Vermorel has written many best-selling non-fiction books. He is best known for his controversial “anti-biographies” of pop icons ranging from the Sex Pistols to Vivienne Westwood to Kate Moss. He has equally pioneered the in-depth study of celebrity and fan cultures. Awarded a PhD for his work in 2011, Fred lectures widely on cultural history and research technique. He lives in London and Paris.
Fred's forthcoming book is a true crime story in which he cracks one of Scotland Yard's most baffling unsolved sex murders: The Murder of Jean Townsend in 1954...
The young Queen Victoria was a potent sex symbol, attracting outlandish fantasists. She also attracted stalkers and other unwanted attention seekers. The Victorian Press sardonically dubbed such people “Victoria’s lovers.” Victorian psychiatrists labelled them, “erotomaniacs.” Drawing on original and untapped sources this book tells their unexpurgated stories.