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Why couldn’t she be fun?

Lavinia Greenlaw: Nico gets her own back, 24 February 2022

You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico 
by Jennifer OtterBickerdike.
Faber, 512 pp., £20, July 2021, 978 0 571 35001 8
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... Nico was 21 and had already settled on her persona. Her real name was Christa Päffgen and, as Jennifer OtterBickerdike confirms in one of several painstaking clarifications, she was born in Cologne in 1938, a month before Kristallnacht. Her father came from a wealthy Catholic family which did not approve of her ...

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