Pete Doherty to publish journals

The Babyshambles is set to become an author

Pete Doherty is set to publish his journals next year.

The Babyshambles singer has signed a book deal with Orion Books, who are planning a March 2007 release date for his musings.

The publishing house announced the book will compile the ‘best of’ more than 20 journal volumes dating from 1999 to the present day. The book will reproduce the journals in their original form but condense them into a hardback volume.

According to a spokesperson from Orion the journals are: “The work of a serious artist, a complete antidote to anything you might read in a tabloid”.

Going into detail, they publisher said: “The early books provide a fascinating and very entertaining picture of the young poet broke in London, serving popcorn at the Prince Charles Cinema. ruminating on Britpop listening to Scott Walker but dreaming of a band infused with ‘the spirit of Albion‘.”

Later books would show the singer’s rise to fame.

Musing on his forthcoming status as a published author, Doherty explained: “I am very happy to have a book coming out on Orion and to share a bookshelf with H G Wells, Ian Rankin and Stan Bowles. I’ve always wanted to have a book published and it’s all very exciting for me personally. Vaya Con Dios.”