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Singer Doherty to publish diaries
Pete Doherty
Doherty has been treated for drug addiction at a clinic in Portugal
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty is to publish a book of his diaries.

The book, including poems, drawings and lyrics, will cover the star's time with The Libertines, his relationship with model Kate Moss and his drug addiction.

"Some of it is very funny, some of it is pretty dark. All of it is incredibly readable," said Ian Preece, Orion Books commissioning editor.

Doherty was due to give a poetry reading at a publishing launch in a London pub, but failed to turn up.

"The diaries stretch right back to Pete's early years," said Mr Preece.

"It is intimate and honest stuff and a complete antidote to a lot of what you might have read about him."

In a statement, Doherty said: "I've always wanted to have a book published and it's all very exciting for me personally."


Doherty attended a rehabilitation clinic in Portugal earlier this month to receive treatment for drug addiction.

In April he was sentenced to a community order with two years' supervision and 18 months of drug rehabilitation after admitting seven charges of possessing illegal substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis.

Two months earlier Doherty received a 12-month community order for seven counts of possessing controlled drugs.

The judge warned Doherty at the time he faced jail if he did not stay off drugs.

The 27-year-old was jailed for a month in 2003 for burgling the flat of former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat.

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