Cult rock star Pete Doherty reveals himself and the sources of his inspiration as never before in this collection of personal journals from his early days in London. The journals are reproduced just as he wrote them, in his own handwriting, complete with poems, drawings, photo-collages, and song lyrics. In sharp distinction to his tabloid image, this is the candid self-portrait of a young poet with serious artistic ambitions soon to rise to international fame with his acclaimed bands The Libertines and Babyshambles. An authentic piece of rock history for all of Pete’s fans, and anyone who cares about new directions in today’s music.
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Aged 16, as winner of a British Council poetry competition, Peter Doherty embarked on poetry tour of Russia. He studied English Literature at the University of London for a year, before forming The Libertines with Carl Barat in the late nineties. They released two albums before falling apart; Babyshambles released 'Down in Albion' in November 2005; the single 'Fuck Forever' reached no.4 in the charts.Review:
'The prose is strikingly raw... the cumulative effect is curiously touching.' -- OBSERVER
'These diary entries, childhood reminiscenes and prose from 1999 onwards prove that under the drug hoover's brow there's a unique brain.' -- Q MAGAZINE
'This book is like everything else Pete Doherty has ever done - at times brilliant, at others annoying, but never less than interesting.' -- SOUTHERN DAILY ECHO
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Descripción Orion, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11075288591X
Descripción Orion, London, 2007. HARDCOVER. Estado de conservación: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st printing. Heavy 4to. in thick, colour printed boards, 321pp colour printed facsimile of Doherty's notebooks and photos (plus Editor's Notes at rear). A scarce copy of the first edition first printing . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping to destinations outside the UK will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Nº de ref. de la librería TH60944
Descripción Orion. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 075288591X New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0885211