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karenkarma66

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will annick ever really tell us what happened?  i think she is the only person who knows....something happened that night...i personally think she told him it was over...they spoke the night of his death..but she has never spoken truly about it.  i think she carries alot of guilt with her.we might never know...i hope she has written something so when all the people who could be hurt are gone ...and we as well..then the truth will come out.
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Lyndsey Reade's Torn Apart book includes Annik's story. Lindsay and Annik know each other very well.

As for all he people who could be hurt - Annik is very much one of them. In love with Ian and then shut out after his death

Like I say Torn Apart is the book to read

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Just finished torn apart it's a really good read.
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why should she spill the beans?she's not interrested in attention & things should be left unsaid & private concerning their short relationship....not another book of deconstruting the myth!control was bad enough & debbies book is her soul concern!
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Well said, dmxi. 
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here's an interview with Annik from 2010

http://joydivision-neworder.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/ian-curtis-and-annik-honore-dazzling.html
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Good link driekus - i hadnt seen that before - thanks for posting.

I personally dont think there really is much left to tell .... i dont want to read Ian's suicide note, or to pry further ....


I found it kinda funny, that after all those years of people presuming Annick to have been Ian's mistress in a sexual way, that that was never actually the case ...

When various people were making films/books on the topic ... with a certain amount of poetic license creeping in to the story lines etc.... in my opinion, she has continued to retain alot of dignity in the way that she has conducted herself ...and respect to her for that.
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Annik participated in the documentary and spoke her piece. I believe she out of everyone knew Ian best, which is why she said she was terrified when she heard the lyrics to "Closer". I don't think it's in her nature to "tell-all" about her and Ian's relationship.
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I found out there's a contradiction in her words when, in the documentary by Grant Gee, she tells about the last time she spoke to Ian on the phone.
I tell you why.

She says that she spoke to him in the night of 17th of May, when she was in the backstage of a concert and Ian was alone at home in Burton Street.
Since he was very imperative about wanting to see her at the airport before the departure to America, she left Belgium, took the plane and flew to UK, but, since he was not at the airport for the meet at the agreed time, she called Ian's parents where - her words - "he was supposed to stay".

So, if she thought Ian was at his parents' house where he was supposed to stay during those days, how did she speak to him in the night of 17th? I mean: who was the one to ring in an era with no mobile-phones if she was in the backstage of a concert? Did Ian call PlanK to talk with Annik during a concert? Very strange. So she called him during that night at his house in Burton Street.
But then why was she says she was convinced he was at his parents' house?

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Very strange... 
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He was living at his parent's at the time
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Great article and interview. Thanks for sharing.
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He was living at his parent's at the time


Yes. She says that she knew he was supposed to stay with his parents and that's why she called them on that Sunday morning when Ian wasn't at the airport.
But why does she say that the night before they spoke on the phone and he told her he was alone watching a movie on telly?
And who called who? Did Ian call her at the backstage of PlanK during a concert she was attending or did she call him at home in Burton Street? No mobile phones in 1980.
Considering that it seems a bit strange that Ian called her at the venue during a concert (how could he find her?), she was the one that called him in Burton street.

So: why does she tell she thought he was supposed to stay with his parents during those days?

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Speaking of 'that night' I believe [not read it in full yet] Hooky's book states Ian did not have a phone?
The phone book entry of Barton Street was posted here.

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To add to the phone confusion, a close reading of Deborah Curtis' book will have you scratching your head over exactly when they had a live phone line and when they did not.
Perhaps at times the phone was disconnected, is all I could conclude.

All else I could conclude , from various sources, was that Ian's parents' phone always worked.
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