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    Description' "Poet, young and busy, seeks cheap spacious rooms somewhere. Excellent references available ..." so reads a self-penned ad, a very early entry from Pete Doherty's journals. From the early books a fascinating and very entertaining picture emerges of the young poet, broke in London, serving popcorn at the Prince Charles Cinema, ruminating on Britpop, listening to Scott Walker, but dreaming of creating a band infused with 'the spirit of Albion'. The later books reflect Pete's rise to fame, his changing world and are full of artwork, photographs, notes and thoughts. It is intimate, honest stuff, very readable and very funny in places; pretty dark in others. All in all it's the work of a serious artist, a complete antidote to most things written about Doherty. These twenty-odd books -- edited and condensed into one volume -- are filled with poems, drawings, personal reflections, lyrics and collages, and form an intimate insight into the one of the music world's most talented and controversial figures.


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    Title
    The Books of Albion
    Subtitle
    The Collected Writings of Peter Doherty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Doherty
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,353 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752885919
    ISBN 10: 075288591X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGP
    B&T Approval Code: A08740000
    DC22: 782.42166092
    Abridged Dewey: 780
    LC classification: ML
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004580
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15970
    BISAC V2.8: MUS029000, BIO004000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990
    BISAC V2.8: MUS030000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 13
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    03 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 quote
    'The prose is strikingly raw... the cumulative effect is curiously touching.' OBSERVER '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 '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 'witty and sensitive' SUNDAY TRIBUNE 'there are moments of joy, humourand, of course, real darkness' IRISH EXAMINER 'At times a curiously affecting work, it chronicles Doherty's transitionfrom aspiring poet and flowering teenage talent to a man increasingly fighting to shine through a chemicaly induced haze... Doherty can write beautifully' -- Steve Cummins IRISH DAILY MAIL ON SUNDAY